Press Releases

For more information on Press Releases or Interview Inquiries please contact Director of Communications, Susanne LaFrankie email: [email protected] or phone: (484) 270-8002 x 16

February 12, 2018

Catholic Medical Association Joins with 25,000 Physicians Fighting Proposed Global Abortion Policy to Strip Conscience Rights Protections

PHILADELPHIA, PA – FEBRUARY 12, 2018 – Conscience rights protections for health care providers in the U.S. and abroad are once again under attack. The World Medical Association (WMA) representing 10 million physicians worldwide is poised to approve a policy that would demand doctors refer for abortion, even against their conscience. Although current federal statutes... Read More

January 26, 2018

Catholic Medical Association Calls Senate Confirmation of Health & Human Services Secretary a Major Victory for Life and Conscience Protection

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 26, 2018 – Calling Alex Azar’s appointment a critical step in ensuring the protection of life and conscience rights the Catholic Medical Association (CMA), declared it another pro-life victory by the Trump administration. Azar, a graduate of Yale Law School clerked for pro-life Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The former pharmaceutical... Read More

January 19, 2018

Catholic Medical Association Members Participate in 2018 March For Life Celebrate President Trump’s Appearance & HHS’s Support of Conscience Rights

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 19, 2018 – Donning white coats members of the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) took to the streets of the nation’s capital today, joining with tens of thousands of other pro-life supporters at the annual March for Life. This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.... Read More

January 9, 2018

A New President for the Catholic Medical Association – Dr. Peter Morrow

(PHILADELPHIA, PA)— January 9, 2018 The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) is proud to announce the appointment of its new President, Dr. Peter Morrow an Internal Medicine physician. Dr. Morrow will lead the largest association of Catholic health care professionals in the United States. The Catholic Medical Association is a national, physician-led community of more than... Read More

January 3, 2018

Catholic Medical Association Announces First Female Editor of Linacre Quarterly – Physician, Attorney, Served on The National Council of the USCCB

PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 3, 2018 – The Catholic Medical Association, (CMA) is pleased to announce the new editor of the Linacre Quarterly, Barbara Golder, MD, JD. Dr. Golder, the first female editor in the peer reviewed 86-year history, served five years as Treasurer of the Florida Medical Association and Medical-Legal Editor Journal of the Florida... Read More

December 12, 2017

Catholic Medical Association Cites Alarming New Study Warning Suicide Risk Nearly Double Among Adolescent Girls Who Use Hormonal Contraceptives

PHILADELPHIA, PA – December 12, 2017 – The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) is joining with The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) highlighting a recent study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry documenting an increased risk factor of suicide – nearly doubled for suicide attempts and more than tripled for successful suicide – among adolescent girls who... Read More

December 11, 2017

Catholic Medical Association, Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Rule in Defense of Conscience Rights in Colorado Cake Baker Case

 WASHINGTON, DC – December 11, 2017 – The Catholic Medical Association, (CMA) has signed onto an amicus brief with the Supreme Court backing a Colorado cake baker, Jack Phillips and the Alliance Defending Freedom in the case before the High Court defending conscience protection guaranteed under the Constitution. Citing consciousness objection under the First Amendment... Read More

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