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Press Releases


September 13, 2017

Joint Letter to Congress: 33 Organizations Urge Passage of Conscience Protection Act of 2017

September 6, 2017 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) joined thirty-two other major pro-life, religious, and health care organizations on September 6 urging the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to pass the Conscience Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 644/S. 301). Signatories include numerous medical groups representing tens of thousands of health care professionals... Read More

July 21, 2017

The Charlie Gard Case: The Patient, the Catholic Physician and the State

The tragic case of Charlie Gard and his parents’ fight for their rights as decision makers have given us all pause concerning the role of not only government, but also physicians in such decisions.  Recently a High Court Judge in Great Britain has agreed to allow an American doctor, Dr. Michio Hirano of Columbia University who specializes in mitochondrial diseases... Read More

January 31, 2017

Catholic Medical Association Welcomes Marie-Alberte Boursiquot, M.D. as President

The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) is proud to announce the election of Marie-Alberte Boursiquot, M.D., F.A.C.P., as President of our organization. Dr. Boursiquot is a full-time board-certified Internist in Ellicott City, Maryland. She is a graduate of New York University and the Howard University College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the Johns... Read More

January 27, 2017

Linacre Quarterly Call for Papers, for Special Issue on Women’s Health Care

“The Linacre Quarterly is preparing a special issue on women’s health care to include a holistic picture of the factors that influence the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual well-being of women. As many secular and Catholic journals focus on reproductive health topics, this special image will focus on exploration of other women’s health topics.”

December 16, 2016

CMA Affirms Truth of Teaching on Contraception

In recent months, the dissident group The Wijngaards Institute published a statement, “Catholic Scholars’ Statement on the Ethics of Using Contraception,” claiming to “reassess” the

December 6, 2016

CMA Supports Dr. Tom Price as Secretary of HHS

The Catholic Medical Association would like to congratulate Congressman Tom Price (R‐GA) for being nominated by President‐elect Donald Trump as his candidate for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Dr. Price’s voting record as a member of Congress shows he has voted pro‐life 100% of the time, according to the National Right to Life... Read More

November 29, 2016

Catholic Medical Association Does Not Recommend Plan B

The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) does not recognize Plan B (“Morning-After Pill” or “Emergency Contraception”) as safe and effective health care. Recent studies of the drug LNG-EC (Plan B) suggest that its mode of action (MOA) is not only the suppression of ovulation, but also a post- fertilization effect which may prevent the survival of... Read More

October 27, 2016

CMA Appalled by Emails Showing Clinton Staffers’ Offensive Remarks about Catholics

In recent weeks, the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks released emails between Hillary Clinton, her staffers, and campaign supporters. They show extremely hostile comments about Catholics. As a Catholic organization concerned with religious freedom and conscience rights, the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) is disturbed by these comments made by supporters of a person running for the highest... Read More

July 14, 2016

CMA Dismayed at SCOTUS Overturning Safety Requirements for TX Abortion Clinics

The CMA was dismayed and saddened by the June 27, 2016, Supreme Court decision against basic safety requirements for Texas abortion clinics.  Due to documented unsanitary conditions and poor safety records at many abortion clinics country-wide, the Texas state law was useful and necessary.  Texas’ law (H.B. 2) required that abortion facilities meet the same... Read More