ASRM-Led Resolution Approved by AMA House of Delegates
Nov 14, 2017
Origin: ASRM Bulletin, Volume 19, Number 31
Continuing our advocacy efforts to prevent lawmakers from granting legal rights to reproductive tissues, ASRM’s delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA) led the way in getting the AMA to oppose such efforts. Working with our colleagues from ACOG and AMA’s Young Physicians Section, ASRM members spent the last several days at the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates working on this and other reproductive related measures.
The AMA adopted a resolution that reads in part:
“RESOLVED, that our AMA oppose any policies that interfere with the patient-physician relationship by giving probate, inheritance, a social security number, or other legal rights to an undelivered pregnancy, or imposing legislative barriers to medical decision-making by changes in tax codes or in definitions of beneficiaries.”
This action does not commit the AMA to opposing HR 1, the federal tax bill which contains the provision allowing section 529 savings plans to be funded prior to birth, but it will strengthen ASRM's advocacy efforts and that of our allies as we collectively seek to have that provision removed from the bill.