Dr. Warren Hern Statement
Dr. Warren Hern, late term abortion specialists
Most women who seek abortion services are in their early reproductive years and wish to have children in the future. In addition to a primary concern for patient safety and the avoidance of surgical complications, it is imperative to preserve the possibility of future reproduction for women seeking abortion services. This concern underscores my total commitment to safety in all aspects of abortion care.
We also see an increasing number of women who come to us with a desired pregnancy that has developed tragic complications. In these cases, the idea of terminating the pregnancy is extremely painful, but the woman and her partner have decided that it is the best choice for the future. We are especially attuned to giving these women and their families the maximum social and emotional support that they need to get through this difficult time.
To these ends, I have developed several techniques for late abortion and designed numerous surgical instruments; other physicians now use many of these techniques and instruments across the U.S. and around the world. Continuing research and development of the best and safest ways of terminating pregnancy has been a major goal at Boulder Abortion Clinic since I founded my private practice in 1975.
By its name and continued existence, Boulder Abortion Clinic makes a statement that women are free to make their own choices about their own lives, bodies, and family needs. I have been personally involved from the beginning of my medical career in advocacy of reproductive freedom, and I continue in this commitment. We have survived anti-abortion harassment and violence and shown our determination to provide these services in spite of everything. As a result, our patients are protected by the highest standards of safety and security when they come to my office.
As we have recently observed the 37th Anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision, we know we have done our part to make the meaning of that landmark decision for human freedom a reality for our patients and their families. The true meaning of "family values" is the freedom to choose your own life and values with those you love.
Warren M. Hern, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Director, Boulder Abortion Clinic