Tools to Advocate for Abortion Care

SMFM supports access to abortion care for all individuals and is especially concerned with access for high-risk obstetric patients. In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, SMFM recognizes that state legislatures across the nation will be taking actions in the coming months and years to restrict or expand access to abortion services.  

To meet this moment, SMFM is creating resources to equip our members in advocating to protect and expand access to the full spectrum of reproductive health care services, including abortion care. These resources are designed to help our members address policymakers, engage with the media, advocate within their institutions, and encourage your peers and other professional societies to take a stand on abortion rights.  

These resources have been developed by a Working Group of SMFM’s Health Policy & Advocacy Committee and the Reproductive Health Project Advisory Group. We will continue to update these documents and add new resources in the coming months. Please come back to this page as you use these documents to ensure you have the latest tools from SMFM. 

SMFM Abortion Speaking Points (PDF | Downloadable Word Document

A just-the-basics tool providing high-level speaking points on why abortion care is critical for high-risk obstetric patients.

Updated June 2022

  • On August 16, SMFM will partner with the Society for Family Planning in a webinar to discuss legal resources for the family planning community. This webinar is open to members of the Society of Family Planning, the Abortion Care Network, the National Abortion Federation, and SMFM. Register here.

  • SMFM hosted a members-only Fellow Lecture Series webinar addressing strategies for providing care post-Roe and mitigating adverse outcomes.. The recorded webinar is available here. (August 3)

  • SMFM hosted a webinar to share more about the Supreme Court’s decision, what is expected in the states, and how you can access support from SMFM. The recorded webinar is available here. (July 19)

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