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After Dobbs: Impact of Abortion Laws on Genetics and Genomics Training & Practice - A SELI-Sponsored Session

14 Mar 2024
Venue: MTCC
Meeting Room: Exhibit Hall FG
Prenatal Genetics
  • Accredited:
    • Accredited
  • Primary Categories:
    • Health Care Inequities and health disparities
  • Secondary Categories:
    • Health Care Inequities and health disparities
  • Level of Learner:
    • Intermediate
This session will update attendees, nearly 2 years after the Dobbs v. Jackson 2022 decision overruling Roe v Wade, regarding the effect of this decision and subsequent state laws upon patients and the practice of medical genetics and genetic counseling.  Speakers will discuss changes in communication with patients, patient decision-making and options, referral patterns, genetic counseling training, and legal impact upon patients and genetics professionals.
The panel of speakers presenting is as follows:
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After the panel of speakers presents, a discussion will follow where session attendees can share their viewpoints and experiences in different states and countries, with a goal to better understand how changes in laws have affected our community, as well as enhancing knowledge of how, as an organization, we can advocate for and support our patients and colleagues when our duty and obligation to provide needed healthcare and protect patient health and safety may conflict with existing laws.

Learning Objectives

  1. Summarize the characteristics of current state-specific abortion laws passed since the Dobbs Supreme Court decision
  2. Reflect upon state-specific legal penalties for patients and genetics professionals discussing the option of abortion
  3. Recognize changes in genetic counseling practice and training program curriculum in response to new abortion legislation
  4. Explain circumstances under which genetics patients travel to other states seeking genetic counseling and abortion
  5. Analyze how new abortion laws challenge the bioethical principles of respect for autonomy, justice, and non-maleficence
  6. Differentiate between abortion laws and reproductive genetics practice in Canada versus the United States.
  7. Predict possible impact of recent laws on preimplantation genetic testing of embryos
  8. Explore the ethical tension that may be experienced when advocating for both reproductive freedom and disability rights
  9. Explore the ethical tension that may be experienced when advocating for both reproductive freedom and disability rights

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