Press Releases and Correspondence
CMA Critiques ACLU Lawsuit
December 05, 2013
Bala Cynwyd, PA— The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) issued the following statement in response to the most recent lawsuit filed against the USCCB by the ACLU:
CMA Stands with US Bishops Against HHS Mandate
November 18, 2013
Bala Cynwyd, PA—November 18, 2013. Board President John I. Lane, M.D., speaking on behalf of the members of the Catholic Medical Association, issued the following statement in response to the USCCB Special Message on the HHS mandate issued November 13, 2013:
Statement on Funding for More Abortions in Military Hospitals
December 19, 2012
Bala Cynwyd, PA—For years, federal funding for abortion in military hospitals was prohibited for any reason except for procedures to save the life of a mother. Following passage of a final version of the defense authorization bill on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, which allows the Department of Defense to pay for abortions in cases of rape or incest as well, the Catholic Medical Association issued the following statement:
Statement on the 2012 Presidential Election Results
November 07, 2012
Bala Cynwyd, PA—The reelection of President Obama is a profound disappointment for many in the Catholic Medical Association, who were hoping for a real change in direction from the last four years. There is no doubt that achieving authentic healthcare reform and strengthening protection under the law for the right to life, respect for conscience, and the right of religious freedom will be more difficult in the days to come.
2012 CMA Conference an Outstanding Success
October 04, 2012
Bala Cynwyd, PA – The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) concluded its largest and most successful conference ever on Saturday, September 29, 2012, hosting a record number of medical students and passing two important resolutions, one on the HHS mandate and a second on traditional marriage.
The 81st annual educational conference of the Catholic Medical Association was held at Saint Paul, Minnesota, from September 27–29, 2012, with a record-setting audience of over 600 people. Doctors, healthcare professionals, priests, religious, and students from over 40 states came for a unique experience of faith, formation, and fellowship. Read more after the break!
Reckoning and Resolve: The Obama HHS Mandate
August 01, 2012
On August 1, 2012, President Obama’s HHS mandate took effect. We cannot let this day pass without a reckoning of what has been lost and without a statement of resolve to restore our freedom, rights, and security.
President Obama’s mandate constitutes a raw use of political power to subsidize services and organizations to which his Administration is ideologically committed. This unprecedented and intrusive federal mandate:
CMA Decries Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Obamacare
June 28, 2012
The Catholic Medical Association is disturbed and disappointed that the Supreme Court saw fit to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). This decision is both alarming and deeply wrong.
CMA Provides Comments on HHS Proposed “Accommodation”
June 20, 2012
The Catholic Medical Association filed public comments on the HHS Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on June 19, 2012. On March 21, 2012, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury announced their intent to modify the HHS mandate to exempt some religious organizations from its provisions while maintaining the Obama administration's primary goal of forcing all insurance plans to fully subsidize abortifacient, contraception, and sterilization services for women. CMA's comments can be read after the break.
CMA Welcomes Lawsuits from Catholic Institutions
May 22, 2012
On Monday, May 21, 2012, over 40 Catholic institutions filed lawsuits in 12 legal jurisdictions across the United States to fight the injustice of President Obama's HHS mandate. In response, the Catholic Medical Association issued the following statement:
"The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) welcomes this array of lawsuits because they express the resolve of Catholic institutions to defend the rights of millions of American citizens, and the Constitution itself, against an unprecedented attack by the Obama administration. . . ."
Read the full statement after the break.
CMA Protests California Bill
May 07, 2012
Democrat State Senator Ted W. Lieu introduced Senate Bill 1172 into the California Senate which, if enacted, would ban psychotherapy to help minors dealing with same sex attraction and also heavily regulate even adult patients who seek such therapy. The Catholic Medical Association sent a letter to California Senate Judiciary Committee members, who will vote on the bill on May 8, urging them to reject the bill or to refer it for further study and revision. Read the letter after the break.
Political Asylum for Chen Guangcheng
May 03, 2012
The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) has issued the following statement regarding treatment of Chinese human rights lawyer and political refugee Chen Guangcheng:
"Chen Guangcheng and his family should be granted political asylum in the United States or another country committed to respect for human rights as soon as possible."
Read the full statement after the break.
Marking the Second Anniversary of Obamacare
March 23, 2012
It is now two years since March 23, 2010, when President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, better known as Obamacare) into law. While the date may be little remembered, the law and its passage should live in infamy.
Read the statement of the Catholic Medical Association marking this anniversary after the break.
President Obama’s “New Compromise” Not Good Enough
February 10, 2012
On February 10, 2012, President Obama announced a "new compromise" to his rule that all employers, including Catholic institutions, must pay for abortifacients, contraceptives, and sterilization benefits. Unfortunately, his solution merely shifts the coercion from religious employers to insurance companies and to the people who pay premiums.
CMA Reacts to HHS “Compromise”
January 22, 2012
On January 20, 2012, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius declared that its final rule on preventive services for women will go into effect without any meaningful regard for the conscience rights of health care providers, a decision that will affect Catholic providers disproportionately. In response, the Catholic Medical Association has issued the following statement: