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Press Releases

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August 27, 2019

Catholic Medical Association Calls for the Protection of Conscience Rights through Briefs Filed by Alliance Defending Freedom

Philadelphia, PA— The Catholic Medical Association continues to stand up for the conscience rights of health care professionals. CMA’s support for the Department of Health and Human Services’ Conscience Rights in Health Care Rule was expressed through two friend-of-the-court briefs filed on August 21st by Alliance Defending Freedom. The briefs were filed with federal district... Read More

August 19, 2019

CMA’s Dr. Lester Ruppersberger and Wife Honored by Pope Francis

Philadelphia, PA—The Catholic Medical Association congratulates Dr. Lester Ruppersberger and his wife, Betty, who have been honored by Pope Francis for their service to the church. Dr. Ruppersberger, a longtime member and past president of CMA, along with his wife, are two of 40 Catholics from the Philadelphia Archdiocese to be recognized by Pope Francis.... Read More

June 25, 2019

Catholic Medical Association Responds to Article Criticizing Pro-Life Success

Philadelphia, PA—As the Catholic Medical Association remains committed to upholding the dignity and sanctity of life in all its stages, the last several months have prompted our organization to respond with a particular focus on the fight against abortion. CMA has spoken out against several states which passed life-ending legislation, in some cases, allowing for... Read More

June 25, 2019

Catholic Medical Association Defends Sanctity of Life After Rhode Island Passes Bill Allowing for Abortion Up to Birth

Philadelphia, PA— The Catholic Medical Association expressed its opposition to yet another law legalizing abortion up to the moment of birth—this time in Rhode Island. “Yet again we find ourselves defending the sanctity of the lives of the most vulnerable,” said CMA President, Dr. John Schirger. “As Catholics and as health care providers we believe... Read More

June 12, 2019

Catholic Medical Association Applauds AMA for Upholding Opposition to Assisted Suicide

PHILADELPHIA, PA– June 12, 2019 – The Catholic Medical Association applauds the American Medical Association (AMA) for upholding the dignity of life and remaining opposed to Assisted Suicide. “The Catholic Medical Association commends the AMA on their commitment to life and good medicine, said CMA President, Dr. John Schirger.” “We remain steadfast to the protection... Read More

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