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Repeal the Hyde Amendment

A 2007 policy resolution urging the AAFP to engage in advocacy efforts to overturn the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding for abortions.

Enhance Procedural Training in Family Medicine Residencies

A 2007 policy resolution requesting the AAFP to adopt the standardized list of procedures created by the STFM Group On Hospital Medicine and Procedural Training in an effort to improve procedural training in family medicine residency programs.

Oppose Criminalization of Medical Practice

A 2006 policy resolution to ensure that medical decision-making does not become a violation of state or federal laws and to ensure opposition to any legislation which gives the government the right to define appropriate medical practice.

Prevent Restriction of Scope of Practice

A 2005 policy resolution urging local insurers and regulators to establish fair and equitable professional liability insurance rates and health insurance reimbursement rates for family practice physicians who provide a range of services within their scope of practice.