The genetic counselor to client relationship is based on values of care and respect for the client’s autonomy, individuality, welfare, and freedom. As a result of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade, not only has the genetic counselor to client relationship become jeopardized, this decision swiftly limited access to safe reproductive healthcare in many parts of the country.
We oppose any legislation that prohibits a client’s equal access to reproductive care, restricts the genetic counselor-client relationship, and marginalizes an individual, as these actions go against our tenets and infringe on the NSGC Code of Ethics. We s
tand in solidarity with the National Society of Genetic Counselors and other medical professional organizations and echo that all individuals have a right to make independent reproductive health decisions.
This year, important issues are on the ballot. Reminder that the California deadline to register to vote is Monday October 24, 2022. Register here: https://registertovote.ca.gov/
We hope that you find the following resources helpful:
What to know about abortion access in California:
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