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Press Releases

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August 1, 2012

Reckoning and Resolve: The Obama HHS Mandate

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... Read More

June 19, 2012

CMA Provides Comments on HHS Proposed “Accommodation”

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... Read More

May 21, 2012

CMA Welcomes Lawsuits from Catholic Institutions

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... Read More

May 7, 2012

CMA Protests California Bill

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... Read More

May 2, 2012

Political Asylum for Chen Guangcheng

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... Read More

February 9, 2012

President Obama’s “New Compromise” Not Good Enough

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. On February 10, 2012, President Obama announced a... Read More

January 21, 2012

CMA Reacts to HHS “Compromise”

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... Read More