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Correcting Untruths about Abortion and Contraception at U.Va.

Last Updated: May 12, 2012

It has come to the University’s attention that there are individuals in our community who while they lack any scientific training or clinical experience have taken it upon themselves to disseminate inaccurate information about specific University health care procedures and policies.

In addition, they have unjustly attacked the credibility of a number of University staff members who have dedicated their lives to the health and well-being of our patients and our students. These assertions that U.Va. leaders have engaged in any unethical practices are unsupported and simply untrue.

The University physicians and nurses who have come under attack are individuals who have committed decades to providing the best possible care to our patients at the University, whose work has been recognized as extraordinarily competent and compassionate by individuals directly observing it and benefiting from it, and who continue to be regarded as role models in these qualities for the next generation of young physicians and nurses in training. They live by the highest professional and ethical standards.

In an effort to set the record straight, the University developed this Q&A to provide truthful information for reasonable individuals who might want to ask legitimate questions about the services provided by University-associated clinicians to their patients.

Go to the Q&A