MN Family Physicians Stand Against Policies That Criminalize Abortion Care

The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) is disappointed in today’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.

The MAFP stands against any policies that interfere with a patient’s ability to obtain the health care treatment and services that they need, including abortion and gender-affirming care; obstruct the ability of a physician/medical provider to practice evidence-based medicine; threaten the patient-physician relationship; and criminalize physicians, medical providers and medical care.

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Protect the Patient-Physician relationship: Support the Women’s Health Protection Act

Family physicians understand the importance of the patient-physician relationship and its role in a patient’s health and outcomes. Our job is not to tell patients what to do; we support and guide them as they make the best decisions for themselves and their families. The recent leak of an opinion statement from the U.S. Supreme Court threatens that very relationship, and thus, the health of our patients. 

Medical decisions belong in the exam room, between a patient and physician. Ask your senators to support the Women’s Health Protection Act to protect patients and the patient-physician relationship.

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Two Weeks to Go in MN Legislative Session: Health-Care-Related Updates

The Minnesota Legislature has about two weeks left in the 2022 Legislative Session.

Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, provides an update from the Capitol on the passage of frontline worker pay; continued movement on MAFP priority issues (e.g., updates to the All-Payer Claims Database, rural primary care residency training funding and limits to mid-year formulary changes); mental health support for health care workers and more.

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