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American Association of Pro Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists. They number 2,500 members and associates, and are recognized by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) as a special interest group within the College.
Their purpose is to reaffirm the unique value and dignity of individual human life in all stages of growth and development from fertilization onward. Strong voices within our culture (and within their professional College) espouse elective abortion on demand as a standard of care for unwanted pregnancies. Often perinatologists are quick to recommend abortion as a "final solution" for "defective" in utero babies. AAPLOG opposes these values and views the physician's role as a caregiver, responsible, as far as possible, for the well-being of both the mother and her unborn child.
AAPLOG is extremely concerned about the potential long-term adverse consequences of abortion on a woman’s future health. They realize that, in the United States, reporting of both abortions and associated complications is generally not adequate to provide meaningful conclusions. They continue to explore data from around the world regarding abortion associated complications (such as depression, substance abuse, suicide, other pregnancy associated mortality, subsequent preterm birth, placenta previa, and breast cancer) in order to provide a realistic appreciation of abortion-related health risks.
They encourage their members to participate, whenever possible, with Pregnancy Resource Centers and other programs helping women with "crisis pregnancies.”
The California Association of Natural Family Planning, founded in 1993,
is a nonprofit organization promoting those methods of family planning that do not
require the use of drugs or devices. When the couple understands and monitors
their mutual fertility, they can cooperate with their health care provider in every
stage of their reproductive life from puberty to menopause and beyond.