The relationship between a patient and her physician is at the very heart of healthcare. Women need to be able to trust their doctor to be neutral and to provide factual, unbiased information. Over the last several years and across the United States, we have seen numerous instances where political or personal agendas are getting in the way of the one-to-one relationship between a woman and her physician. Here in Texas, we continue to see pieces of legislation that bring a third party into the exam room, negatively impacting our critical relationship. Because honest, open communication is the foundation of our practices, we are speaking out and encouraging our patients to speak out, too.