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Press Releases

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May 22, 2019

Catholic Medical Association Congratulates Alabama, Georgia on Historic Pro-Life Legislation

 PHILADELPHIA, PA– May 22, 2019 –The Catholic Medical Association applauds the states of Alabama and Georgia, whose Governors have signed historic pro-life legislation into law. Additionally, CMA recognizes the hard work of its members in those states, who have testified before lawmakers to ensure moral and medical perspectives were heard throughout the legislative processes. “The CMA... Read More

May 3, 2019

Catholic Medical Association Applauds Department of Health and Human Services for New Conscience Rights Regulations

PHILADELPHIA, PA– May 2, 2019 –The Catholic Medical Association today commended The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), for their work to protect the conscience rights of all health care professionals. “The Catholic Medical Association applauds this action taken by the Department of Health and Human Services,” said Dr. John Schirger, President of... Read More

April 17, 2019

Catholic Medical Association Concerned After New Jersey Passes Assisted Suicide Bill

PHILADELPHIA, PA– April 17, 2019 – The Catholic Medical Association is concerned and disappointed after New Jersey passed The Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act. CMA President Dr. John Schirger, acknowledging the dignity in each unique life—created and loved by God—expressed opposition to this bill, and any means of ending one’s life unnaturally.... Read More

April 3, 2019

Catholic Medical Association Opposes Recommendations of American Nurses Association to Support Physician-Assisted Suicide

PHILADELPHIA, PA– April 3, 2019 –The Catholic Medical Association is urging Catholics to voice their opposition to proposed recommendations made by the American Nurses Association which support Aid in Dying (AID)—or physician-assisted suicide. According the recommendations, the ANA wants nurses to “remain non-judgmental when discussing end of life options with patients, who are exploring AID.” “These... Read More

April 2, 2019

Catholic Medical Association supports Rep. Scalise’s Discharge Petition to force vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

PHILADELPHIA, PA– April 2, 2019 –The Catholic Medical Association today issued its full support of House Republican Whip Steve Scalise, who plans to introduce a discharge petition which would force a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The discharge petition comes after several states passed or introduced legislation allowing for late-term abortions and... Read More

February 21, 2019

Catholic Medical Association supports Ohio’s ‘Heartbeat Bill,’ commends members who have worked to promote the proposed legislation

PHILADELPHIA, PA– FEBRUARY 21, 2019 –The Catholic Medical Association today issued its full support of Ohio’s “Heartbeat Bill,” which is set to be voted on in the near future. Once passed, the “Heartbeat Bill” will ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, usually around 6-8 weeks into a pregnancy. “In medicine, we place a... Read More

February 6, 2019

Catholic Medical Association condemns New York’s new abortion laws, calls on Catholics to demand action from state lawmakers

PHILADELPHIA, PA– FEBRUARY 6, 2019 – The Catholic Medical Association resolutely condemns the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), signed into New York law by Governor Andrew Cuomo in January—as well as “copy-cat” states which have introduced similar legislation to legalize abortions up to the moment of birth. “The Catholic Medical Association, along with all people of goodwill,... Read More

January 17, 2019

Catholic Medical Association to Join Tens of Thousands in 46th Annual March for Life March’s ‘Unique from Day One’ theme aligns directly with CMA’s mission

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 17, 2019 – Members of The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) will march through the streets of Washington, DC tomorrow to advocate for human rights. The annual March for Life brings together tens of thousands of pro-life organizations and leaders, marking the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. “The physicians of the CMA, along... Read More