RSNA Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Decision
Released: June 29, 2022
As a health care organization with a mission focused on improving patient care, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is committed to promoting health equity and facilitating access to quality medical diagnosis and treatment for all patients. Further, we ardently support patient autonomy and shared, informed decision-making between patients and their physicians.
We are disappointed by the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which endangers women’s lives and exacerbates health care inequities. The decision to remove the Constitutionally protected right to access an abortion relegates reproductive health governance to individual states, some of which are enacting restrictions that are not grounded in evidence-based science.
RSNA strongly supports evidence-based care, patient-physician privacy and autonomy and equal health care access for all. We urge lawmakers to enact policies that ensure safe, legal and equitable access to comprehensive reproductive health services.