Pro-choice campaigns are going on all over the country. Continue reading to learn more about the national campaigns that you can get involved in.
Urge the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to Support Safe and Legal Abortion.
Use this action page to sign a petition to the AAFP, the largest professional organization of family doctors, urging them to support safe and legal abortion.
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Print and share this petition with your networks. Please email completed sheets to firstname.lastname@example.org: Hard copy of AAFP Petition
About these efforts:
We want to see the AAFP and its chapters take a stand against the restrictive laws that are being passed. Abortion should not be a legislative matter, any more than any medical procedure. The doctor/patient setting is the place for abortion-related matters. Training in abortion care should be available in family medicine, and it should be returned to the arena of health care and out of the political spotlight.
Expand Access to Mifepristone
Use this action page to sign a petition to Danco, the pharmaceutical company that produces mifepristone, urging them to take the necessary steps to make mifepristone available for miscarriage care.
About these efforts:
Did you know that mifepristone – best known as the “abortion pill” – is also very effective for medication management of early pregnancy loss, or miscarriage? According to a recent study, mifepristone raises the effectiveness of medication management of miscarriage from 67% to 84% in the first 48 hours after taking it. But the FDA makes using mifepristone for miscarriage nearly impossible.
Currently, mifepristone is subject to the FDA’s Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), which means it’s classified as a “dangerous drug” – even though it has a history of safe and effective use for abortion. The REMS prevents clinicians from prescribing mifepristone, and requires clinicians and patients to sign agreements stating that they are using mifepristone for abortion, even if they’re taking it for a different purpose. This dissuades clinics from stocking mifepristone and denies patients access to the best possible treatment. NPR did a great piece explaining this issue.
These are the national organizations and campaigns working in alignment with RHAP’s mission and vision.
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