“The consequences of making miscarriage management unsafe will land most heavily on the marginalized and vulnerable. Our appalling maternal mortality rate in people of color will increase by miscarrying while Black. Our country and health care system are rigged to assume criminal intent and withhold lifesaving treatment from these mothers.
The bedrock of my professional relationship with my patients is compassion and trust. I need to be a safe harbor where my patients can share their deepest fears, and I can respond with information and understanding.
Motherhood and miscarriage already carry too much guilt. Our current legal quagmire now also makes them more dangerous.”
Kim M. Puterbaugh is an obstetrician-gynecologist.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Post-Roe, miscarriage is more dangerous.”