AAFP Policy on Abortion

AAFP Policy on Abortion

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Family Physicians for Life started this petition to AAFP Delegates Virginia Academy of Family Physicians

Advocate against COD 2019 pro abortion resolutions

Reject new Abortion resolutions to AAFP

Family Physicians are supporters of life and trusted advocates for their patients. They should respect life from conception to natural death, using our roles as healers to promote high quality health care, meaningful and just living situations, alleviate suffering, and accompany with compassion all of our patients through difficult situations across the span of their lives.
In regard to abortion, AAFP has policy that has been carefully considered multiple times by the Congress of Delegates. However, some wish to put the AAFP in an extreme position that advocates not for Choice, but for abortion under any circumstances. 
In light of this, I specifically urge you as AAFP Delegates from the VAFP to REJECT any upcoming resolution that endorses, supports or provides further access to abortion in any way, including engagement with other medical societies.  I also urge you to support the rights of states regarding criminalization of physicians performing abortions, especially late term abortions.

The relevant resolutions are: Resolutions 410-421 on abortion: <a href="https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2.mem.html" rel="nofollow">https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2.mem.html</a>

Thank you for your service to our state and our mission as Family Physicians.

 

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