American Medical Women's Association Pres. expresses opposition to the overturning of Roe v. Wade

Abortion-rights activists demonstrate against the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade that established a constitutional right to abortion, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 30, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, the president of the American Medical Women’s Association, says the association is working to educate the public and elected officials about the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“What you do in the voting booth affects what I can do in the exam room,” said Rohr-Kirchgraber, on Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

Rohr-Kirchgraber, who also works as a professor of medicine at the Augusta University and University of Georgia medical partnership, told program Rose Scott that pregnancy can affect a woman’s physical and mental health and that 1 in 4 women in the  U.S. has had an abortion—

 and the decision to terminate a pregnancy should be between a patient and her physician.

She also expressed the importance of combating misinformation about abortion rights and explained the procedure of terminating a pregnancy is a form of health care.