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Family/Sexual Education

8-7 Abstinence only programs should receive federal support

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

that abstinence only programs should continue to
receive federal support in the future. (2005) (renewed 2015)

8-8 Safe environment programs should be redesigned and made optional to protect parental rights

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

that the so-called “safe environment” programs be
redesigned and made optional to avoid erosion of
parental rights and avoid harm to children. (2005) (renewed
2015)

8-9 Healthy Families Safe Children

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

that the CMA encourages all parents interested in the healthy
development and safety of their children to learn and apply
the principles of sound human development as embodied in
the DVD series Healthy Families Safe Children. (2010)

8-10 Resolution to defund School Clinics

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

that the Catholic Medical Association, respecting the rights of
parental involvement in their children’s health care, urge the
U.S. House of Representatives to defund school-based clinics
under the Affordable Care Act of 2010. (2014)

8-11 Resolution on Gender Neutral Public Spaces

BE IT RESOLVED,

that the Catholic Medical Association, in recognition of the
dignity of the person, supports the continuation of sex-specific
facilities in all public and private places. (2016)

8-12 Resolution on Transgender Treatments

BE IT RESOLVED,

that the Catholic Medical Association does not support the
use of any hormones, hormone blocking agents or surgery in
all human persons for the treatment of Gender Dysphoria.
(2016)

8-13 Resolution on Gender Dysphoria

BE IT RESOLVED,

that the Catholic Medical Association and its members
reject all policies that condition all persons with gender dysphoria
to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of
the opposite sex; further, that the use of puberty blocking hormones
and cross-sex hormones and surgical reassignment surgery be rejected. (2017)

8-14 Humanae Vitae and Natural Family Planning

BE IT RESOLVED, that the CMA recognized the prophetic nature of the encyclical Humanae
Vitae on the 50th anniversary of its publication,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,  that the Catholic Medical Association recognizes the important need to
help our patients repair and avoid the dangerous consequences predicted by Pope Paul VI through continued
promotion of natural family planning.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Catholic Medical Association recognizes the sanctity of the
procreative powers given to mankind through the gift of sexual intercourse properly ordered, in the
permanent union in true love, to marriage between one man and one woman. (2018)