Am. Assoc. of Pro Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Life. It's why we are here

Eau Claire, MI   |  www.aaplog.org

Mission

AAPLOG is the American Association of Pro-Life OB/GYNs. We exist to encourage and equip our members and other concerned medical practitioners to provide an evidence-based rationale for defending the lives of both the pregnant mother and her unborn child.
http://aaplog.org/about-us/our-mission-statement/

Ruling year info

1981

Executive Director

Dr. Donna J. Harrison M.D.

Main address

Po Box 395

Eau Claire, MI 49111 USA

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EIN

23-7347367

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (H03)

Right to Life (R62)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (R05)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Many physicians and many women are unaware of the damage that elective abortion can cause to a woman's physical and psychological health. AAPLOG compiles and disseminates information to our members, the medical community and the general public about the effects of abortion on women, as well as the effects on the human beings in the womb. AAPLOG is a professional second opinion to the marketing spin that abortion has no adverse effects. AAPLOG brings medical reality to the discussion of abortion and is a key player in disseminating this information.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

AAPLOG

As a professional association, AAPLOG offers resources, medical education opportunities, and support to our various constituencies.
We inform professionals in the medical and legal arenas via effective medical life-affirming arguments. Key partners: Alliance Defending Freedom, Americans United for Life, the Lozier Institute, the Becket Fund and other defenders of liberty and conscience.
We challenge and equip medical researchers to formulate compelling, evidence-based positions on current issues and those yet to arise. Key partner: Watson Bowes Research Institute.
We educate the medical profession and the general public about the real effects of abortion on women, as evidenced in the peer-reviewed medical research. Key partners: Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and the American College of Pediatricians.

Population(s) Served

Held annually for more than 30 years, the Matthew Bulfin Educational Conference (MBEC) is the nation’s premier scholarly forum for educating and equipping pro-life medical professionals. From March 27-29 at the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity outside Chicago, the goal of the 2020 MBEC will be to explore the common ground of Hippocratic Medical Professional societies and address the point at which Hippocratic Medicine differs from Utilitarian medical ethics: the definition of “Health” and the one-to-one responsibility of the Hippocratic physician to his or her patients. http://conference.aaplog.org/

The MBEC accomplishes other goals as well, including:
• Quality continuing medical education (CME) credits for licensed physicians
• An academic forum for the development of research on and discussion of relevant topics
• A professional pro-life perspective for medical students and residents on relevant topics.

Population(s) Served

The Online Education Outreach program meets the needs of AAPLOG members, medical residents, and practicing physicians around the world. AAPLOG offers well-researched position papers and presentation videos on its website to educate and equip pro-life physicians and residents and to advance a medical pro-life perspective within the medical community.
http://aaplog.org/about-us/positions-papers/

AAPLOG keeps the uploaded material current. Many of the presentation videos are recorded during the annual MBEC, and they feature speakers from the Watson Bowes Research Institute, American College of Pediatricians, and Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.

Population(s) Served

AAPLOG is committed to educating and equipping the next generation of physicians with evidence-based reasons for a pro-life medical perspective. This program is a critical opportunity for students to hear a medical professional pro-life perspective, reinforcing and informing their personal beliefs and perspectives. AAPLOG members connect with and sponsor students/ residents as part of the association’s mentorship program.

Part of the mentoring program is to sponsor the pre-med students’ and Ob/Gyn residents’ attendance at the MBEC. Each conference sponsorship pays for conference registration, round trip transportation, two nights lodging, and most of the food costs of the conference.
http://conference.aaplog.org/

Population(s) Served

One of AAPLOG’s core-function programs is primarily a volunteer-based program. The Expert Witness Project is an extension of our concern about the profound, adverse effects of elective abortion, not just on women, but also on the entire involved family, and on our society at large. Dozens of AAPLOG members invest tens of thousands of volunteer hours every year to provide policy makers and state and federal judges the medical information they need to make informed policy decisions and judgments.

We file amicus briefs and appear as expert medical witnesses. In 2016, AAPLOG was involved in the favorable decision in the Little Sisters of the Poor case and helped defend state clinic regulations, pain-capable bans, and dismemberment bans.
http://aaplog.org/latest-news

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of industry standards/practices developed by nonprofit

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Online Education Outreach

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since 2014 AAPLOG has developed Practice Bulletins with evidenced-based recommendations for caring for patients.

Media Mentions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

With our new communications campaign we have nearly doubled our media mentions for 2020 by the end of August.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The mission of AAPLOG is to provide an evidence based defense of the pregnant mother and her unborn child. We envision a world where the elective destruction of unborn human beings in the womb is unthinkable.

We educate medical practitioners via our website, our presence at medical conferences, and our publication of practice bulletins and committee opinions which reflect an unbiased compilation of the effects of abortion on women.

We are composed of over 5000 medical professionals who specialize in reproductive health care. We are involved in academic settings, pregnancy care centers, and our own private medical practices to bring evidence-based information to our patients and to other medical practitioners. Our board is actively involved in research, writing and expert testimony.

AAPLOG has been a key partner in defending conscience through our involvement as experts in the challenges to the Affordable Care Act which now allows for closely held organizations and organizations such as Little Sisters of the Poor, to be able to act according to their conscience and not participate in the provision of drugs or devices which can end a human life.

AAPLOG has also been a key player in fostering and protecting conscience for health care providers at the federal and state levels.

AAPLOG has also effectively disseminated information about the effects of abortion on women, as well as information about how to reverse the start of a mifeprex abortion by administration of natural progesterone.

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Am. Assoc. of Pro Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Board of directors
as of 9/14/2020
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Board chair

Dr. Christina Francis

Dr. Byron Calhoun

WVU Hospitals - Charleston

Dr. George Delgado

Culture of Life Family Health Care

Dr. Christina Francis

Parkview Physicians Group

Dr. Anthony Levatino

Private Practice

Dr. Julie Mickelson

Minneapolis, MN

Dr. James Linn

Columbia St. Mary's - Milwaukee

Dr. Cara Buskmiller

Houston, TX

Dr. Steven Braatz

Jonesville CA

Dr. Jeanne Bramer

Crestwood KY

Dr. Kathryn Carnahan

Shorewood WI

Anne Camille Talley

Punta Gorda FL

Dr. Jeffrey Wright

Wilmington NC

Elizabeth Morton

Chattanooga TN

Dr. Lisa Gilbert

Wichita, KS

Robin Atkins

Fort Wayne, IN

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No