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Support Breastfeeding Mothers in the Workplace
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A 2019 policy resolution that calls for the AAFP to advocate for policies supporting the enforcement of legislation that supports the ability of working mothers to breastfeed and to advocate for additional legislation that supports the ability of working mothers to breastfeed. 

The resolution was not adopted by the 2019 Congress of Delegates

Decriminalization of Abortion Provision
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A 2019 policy resolution that calls for the AAFP to oppose any law which would criminalize physicians for providing abortion care and to issue a position paper criminalizing physicians for providing abortion care.

The resolution was reaffirmed as current policy by the 2019 Congress of Delegates.

Affirming the Safety and Legality of Abortion
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A 2019 policy resolution that calls for the AAFP to affirm the legality of Roe v. Wade, support the right of family physicians to provide abortion care in the primary care setting, and participate in position papers to defend access to safe and legal abortion services across the U.S.

 The resolution was reaffirmed as current policy by the 2019 Congress of Delegates.

Mifepristone Use in Early Pregnancy Loss Management
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A 2019 policy resolution that calls for the AAFP to support the safety and efficacy of mifepristone as the most evidence-based care for medical management of early pregnancy loss and to reaffirm its efforts to overturn restrictions on the prescribing of Mifepristone, especially considering data supporting its use in early pregnancy loss.

A substitute resolution was adopted by the 2019 Congress of Delegates.

Contraception Coverage as Part of Minimum Benefits Package
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A 2019 policy resolution that calls for the AAFP to support ensuring coverage of all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive drugs, devices, and products as well as voluntary sterilization procedures by private and public entities as part of a minimum benefits plan.  The resolution was reaffirmed as current policy by the 2019 Congress of Delegates.

LGBT Healthcare Education
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A 2018 policy resolution that urges the AAFP to promote education on appropriate therapies, surgical care, and support services for LGBT individuals.

Maternal Mortality in the United States
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A 2018 policy resolution to encourage the AAFP to take several steps to further understand and address the high rate and disparities of maternal mortality in the United States.