Heritage Foundation Announces New Innovation Prize for the Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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Heritage Foundation Announces New Innovation Prize for the Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists

May 20, 2024 2 min read

WASHINGTON—The Heritage Foundation today announced that it has selected the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) as a recipient of the Heritage Innovation Prize.  

AAPLOG will receive a $100,000 award in support of their Abortion Pill Reversal Education and Recruitment Project and its efforts to utilize Continuing Medical Education (CME) alongside an extensive media campaign to reach physicians, patients, insurance providers, and everyday Americans nationwide with the truth about abortion pill reversals, which have ultimately saved 4,500 lives to date.    

AAPLOG’s organizational vision is to be the pre-eminent medical voice that informs the medical community, policy makers and the public on the importance of declining to use death as a therapeutic option, which respects the dignity of all human life and prohibits the taking of a life by a medical practitioner, including the lives of pre-born children. 

Heritage President Dr. Kevin Roberts released a statement upon announcement of the award:  

“As a nation, we must rally behind a culture of revitalizing and supporting life and our solemn duty to defend the lives of the unborn. It is an honor to celebrate and support the work and tenacious advocacy efforts by AAPLOG in their noble mission of preserving the dignity of all human life and educating our nation of the harmful consequences of the pro-abortion industry.” 

Christina Francis, MD, Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), also released a statement:  

"Abortion pill rescue (APR) is an evidence-based therapy that has saved the lives of thousands of children whose mothers began a chemical abortion but changed their minds. Unfortunately, APR is under attack by political actors who wish to ban this lifesaving treatment. As an organization representing more than 7000 medical professionals, AAPLOG understands the importance of more physicians providing this option for women.  Thanks to the Heritage Foundation's Innovation prize, we will be able to launch an online medical course that will empower physicians with the profound scientific support for APR they need to feel confident in providing it - providing women with a second chance at choice and their children a second chance at life" 

The Heritage Innovation Prize recognizes and provides substantive financial awards totaling up to $1 million annually to results-oriented nonprofits for projects involving research, litigation, education, outreach, or communications, particularly those focused on empowering parents in education, holding Big Tech accountable, countering the threat of the Chinese Communist Party, securing America’s borders and reducing crime, ensuring free and fair elections, reducing the growth of spending and inflation, and promoting life and family formation. 

This is the fourth round of Heritage Innovation Prizes to be awarded. In 2023, winners of the Prize included Communio, the National Association of Scholars, the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, Speech First, and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. These awards are sponsored by The Heritage Foundation’s robust endowment for innovative conservative projects. 

For more information on the most recent Innovation Prize awards, read here, or for information on the inaugural awards, read here. For more information about the prize itself, read here