CMA: Ready for a Post-Roe America
The tragedy of more than 60 million unborn lives lost since 1973’s Roe v. Wade decision will never be forgotten. Now, the focus going forward is ensuring that our future generations will never have to endure similar losses and the CMA is poised to continue that work.
The recent overturning of Roe brings not only hope for the advancement of human rights, but just as importantly, brings into sharper focus the moral responsibility to care for and assist pregnant mothers and preborn children.
Thanks to the connections made at Luncheons 4 Life through the years, there have been countless blessings, miracles and lives saved.
Describing Sr. Hanna Klaus, M.D. as a trailblazer is no overstatement. Today she is the oldest living member of the Catholic Medical Association.
Catholic Medical Association’s Medical Student and Resident Boot Camp celebrates 10 years of impacting the lives of medical students and residents who through the years have described the experience as an oasis where they are rejuvenated in their Catholic faith and re-affirmed in their medical vocation.
I am encouraged that, wherever we end up, we all have the lessons, stories, and encounters from our time at Boot Camp to fuel and inspire our work as future physicians.
I had high expectations for the week based on the testimony of friends and colleagues who have attended in the past. This experience delivered on these hopes and more, providing an incredible week of spiritual formation, education, and fellowship.
After nearly fifty years of enduring the tragedy of the Roe v. Wade decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has reestablished the truth that our federal Constitution does not enshrine a right to abortion. Together with the whole Church, through prayer, evangelization, mutual support, and charitable service, we will have an opportunity to rebuild a culture of life in America beyond the Dobbs decision.
The U.S. Bishops’ call to strengthen the infrastructure within the pro-life movement through the “Walking with Moms in Need” initiative has been providential. It is an opportunity for CMA guild members to partner with various pro-life groups to be the face of Christ to women facing difficult pregnancies.
CMA member Cami Jo Tice-Harouff, DNP, APRN, FNP-C took a bold step in defense of her practice and her patients and filed a federal lawsuit against HHS in order to keep the coverage of fertility awareness-based methods.
Five guilds of the CMA recently collaborated with the St. John Paul II Foundation to present a Catholic medical ethics conference at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in Minneapolis that drew 184 Catholic medical professionals from the upper Midwest.
Since our founding we have hosted more than 80 events to educate physicians, nurses, ancillary medical personnel, medical students, and the public on issues ranging from the sanctity of marriage, abortion, stem cell research, end of life issues to Scripture, Christian apologetics and Marian apparitions.
For many years, especially after watching the 2010 film The Way, a collaborative effort between actor Emilio Estevez and his father Martin Sheen, my wife Marisol and I spoke casually about setting out to trek the world-famous Camino de Santiago.