Advocacy Activities & Updates

We prioritize health equity and support policy proposals that are aimed at eliminating health care disparities for high-risk pregnant women. View our complete advocacy agenda (2019 - 2020) in greater detail here2020 letters, testimony, and other correspondence with policymakers that support our commitment to health equity can be found below. 

Prioritize and Strengthen the Investment in Research in Pregnant Women 
Ensure that High-Risk Pregnant Women Have Access to Care

Protect Reproductive Rights 

    • August 4, 2020: SMFM signed on to an amicus brief challenging the HHS rule “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care,” known as the HHS Conscience Rule, that is at the appellate level in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. 
    • April 20, 2020: SMFM and ACOG wrote to the FDA urging them to expand its recent policy to apply to the REMS and Elements to Assure Safe Use requirements for certain drugs requiring in-person dispensation, especially mifepristone.
    • Feb 24, 2020: SMFM joined with leading medical and public health organizations urging Senators to vote no on cloture for S. 311 and S. 3275

View the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Advocacy Archives

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