The article discusses the legal implications of conscience in obstetricians and healthcare providers. It provides background on controversies related to abortion and conscience in obstetricians. It explains why a decertification by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ABOG) based on noncompliance with the College in Ethics Opinion No. 385 could constitute a regulatory taking. It analyzes whether or not ABOG satisfies the state action doctrine's public function rules.



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