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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.

The pro-life march is held in Washington, DC and has taken place every year since 1974. The Supreme Court ruled abortion legal in 1973.

Acting HHS Secretary Eric Hargan announced yesterday, the new “Conscience and Religious Freedom” office, housed in the agency’s Civil Rights division, saying Trump had promised his administration “would vigorously uphold the rights of conscience and religious freedom. That promise is being kept today.”

“We as Catholic physicians and medical professionals are emboldened to see that the pro-life movement has returned to the White House. We applaud the President’s powerful presence at the March and the Department of Health and Human Services creation of an office to protect our member’s conscience and religious rights”, said Catholic Medical Association President Dr. Peter Morrow.

Catholic Medical Association members are called to re-evangelize not only medical professionals but also the culture itself by proclaiming the truths of the Faith in the practice of medicine. History was made at this march when President Donald Trump became the first sitting President to address the March For Life attendees live from the White House via satellite. Also, shortly after his election, Trump signed an executive order cutting off funding to international non-governmental organizations that perform or promote abortions, and also appointed pro-life Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

The Catholic Medical Association is a national, physician-led community of over 2,300 healthcare professionals consisting of 102 local guilds. CMA’s mission is to inform, organize, and inspire its members, in steadfast fidelity to the teachings of the Catholic Church, to uphold the principles of the Catholic faith in the science and practice of medicine.

Susanne LaFrankie, MA
Director of Communications
Catholic Medical Association

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
C: 609-868-2005
W: 484-270-8002 x. 16
www.cathmed.org

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