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Students Fight for Abortion Training in Medical School

Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) are demanding abortion training be a part of every medical school student’s curriculum. As a result of MSFC’s efforts, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has recommend that abortion training be a standard component in medical education, and several medical schools have adopted this standard. In 1995, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) required medical schools’ obstetrics and gynecology programs to include abortion as a routine component of their training. Since then, anti-choice lawmakers have challenged that decision by attempting to remove the ACGME’s power to regulate medical education standards.

Sources:

Keiser Daily Reproductive Report _ November 28, 2000; People _ November 27, 2000; Medical Students For Choice