06/19/2013 08:53 am ET

As States Limit Abortion, Future Doctors Fight for Training | Chronicle Of Higher Education


By imposing restrictions on abortion clinics, more and more state legislatures are trying to limit Roe v. Wade. Now a university medical center has aided that effort, raising questions about whether its actions are in the best interests of medical education and public health.

In April the University of Toledo Medical Center, after criticism from Ohio Right to Life, declined to renew a so-called transfer agreement with one abortion clinic and stopped arranging one with another. The agreements establish that clinics may move a patient to a hospital in an emergency. Without them, a clinic can't operate in Ohio, limiting opportunities for valuable training experience for medical students and residents.

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