Patient Autonomy and Accuracy of Information in Informed Consent for Abortion: The Texas Medical Association urges DSHS to distribute printed material to patients that accurately reflect current medical consensus of the potential health effects of abortion, updating the potential complications and risks of abortion so they are described in such a way that women understand the overall safety of the procedure. TMA supports the autonomy and dignity of the patient by respecting the patient’s right to decide what information she does and does not receive. TMA advocates for the Texas Legislature to relieve the penalties of refusal to admit to license exam or refusal of license issue or renewal if physicians are noncompliant with any state legislation that violates the physician's duty to act in the best interests of his or her patients (Amended Res. 306-A-12; amended CSPH Rep. 3-A-17).
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May 25, 2017