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Nebraska Doctor's Group Supports Preserving Reproductive Rights

Published: Aug. 26, 2022

The Nebraska Medical Association has adopted a resolution supporting the preservation of reproductive rights, marking a shift away from the group’s formerly neutral stance.

Technically, the organization, which represents about 3,000 physicians, residents and medical students across the state, adopted three resolutions on the topic last week, said Dr. Daniel Rosenquist, the group’s newly elected president and a family medicine physician in Columbus.

Two resolutions support preserving the physician-patient relationship and allowing physicians to provide care while avoiding criminal prosecution, he said.

The third, introduced by Dr. Maureen Boyle of Omaha, opposes limitations on access to reproductive health services, including fertility treatments, contraception, abortion and neonatal hospice.

“We’re trying to protect the physician-patient relationship and allow us to practice medicine the way we were trained to do so,” Boyle said.

Omaha World-Herald: Nebraska Doctor's Group Supports Preserving Reproductive Rights


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