Advocacy Updates

How does SMFM decide to take a position on health policy issues? SMFM's Chief Advocacy Officer, Katie Schubert, breaks it down in this quick video. 

View the Society's current Advocacy Agenda here. Recent letters, testimony and other correspondence is below.

July 11, 2019: SMFM joined universities and other research-minded organizations to write to Sec. Azar in strong opposition to the new policies on research using human fetal tissue announced by the Department of Health and Human Services.

July 3, 2019: SMFM joins with other national health professional organizations to write to Congressional appropriators, urging them to include language in the FY 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations bill to support the Title X Family Planning program and ensure that no funds are used to implement the Administration’s final rule.

June 21, 2019: SMFM writes in coalition to House and Senate Appropriators thanking them for increased funding for the National Institutes of Health in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill and urges appropriators to prioritize investments in women's health research.

April 26, 2019: SMFM's update on federal legislation focused on maternal health.

April 2, 2019: SMFM submits Public Witness testimony to the House Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations Subcommittee. 

January 24, 2019: SMFM signed on to a letter to Sen. Duckworth thanking her for introducing a Resolution for the designation of a “Women’s Health Research Day.” 

January 22, 2019:
SMFM filed an amicus brief with ACOG, AMA and others in support of Planned Parenthood.

View the 2017 and 2018 Advocacy Archives

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