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What Catholic Social Teaching Says About the Status of Embryos Part Two

Part Two: Chemical Abortifacients and the Human Embryo By Angela Lanfranchi MD, FACS   It is estimated that about 53% of all induced abortions in the U.S. and 60% of all abortions completed before 10 weeks gestation are caused by abortifacients. An induced abortion of an embryo or fetus up to 11 weeks is achieved… Read More

Partial Win in the FDA v AHM Supreme Court Case

By Nadia Smith There are two key takeaways to celebrate as a result of the FDA v Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine case despite the disappointing decision of the Supreme Court. One is that the FDA can be held accountable, and the other is the victory for conscience rights. The FDA v AHM case sought to… Read More

Remembering Past President Dr. Kevin Murrell

The Catholic Medical Association lost a beloved past president, Dr. Kevin Murrell. Dr. Murrell entered peacefully into rest on Friday, April 12, 2024, at home and surrounded by his family. Dr. Murrell’s faith and friendship inspired many in the organization. Dr. Murrell served as president from 1994 to 1995 and was instrumental in starting the… Read More

This One Abortion Story Changed Medicine Forever, But Pro-Lifers Hardly Talk About It

The growing use of aborted fetal cell lines in medical research has been largely ignored by Catholics and the pro-life movement. By Dr. Alan Moy and Jay  Kamath   Editor’s note: This article by CMA member Dr. Alan Moy originally appeared in The Federalist and is partially reprinted here with permission. Dr. Moy is co-founder… Read More

CMA Praises Alabama Supreme Court Decision Recognizing Right to Life of Embryos

Philadelphia, PA – February 29, 2024 – The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) praises the Alabama Supreme Court for its recent decision recognizing the biological fact that an embryo is a human being from the moment of fertilization, and therefore, upholding the state’s recognition of the right to life for every human being from the moment of… Read More

In Gratitude to Pope Francis for Expressing the Church’s Strong Opposition to Reproductive Surrogacy

By Nadia Smith   The Catholic Medical Association is grateful to Pope Francis for shedding light on the concerning trend of surrogacy, the practice by which a couple, or even a single person, enters into an agreement with a woman who is to carry and give birth to the child through in vitro fertilization. This… Read More

CMA Stands “With Every Woman, For Every Child” at March for Life

By Nadia Smith Dr. Michelle Stanford and Catholic Medical Association members from Virginia, Washington D.C., Colorado, Maryland, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Georgia braved the snow and cold at the 51st  annual March for Life, Friday, Jan. 19, where thousands gathered to stand in solidarity ‘with every woman, for every child,’ the theme of this year’s… Read More

New President to Lead CMA at the March for Life

Philadelphia, PA – January 11, 2024 – The Catholic Medical Association’s new president, Dr. Michelle Stanford, will be leading the organization at the 51st Annual March for Life that will take place January 19, 2024 in Washington, D.C. The annual march gathers hundreds of thousands of advocates for the unborn and mothers hurt by abortion… Read More

Victory for Emergency Room Physicians and Conscience Rights

By Dr. Tim Millea CMA is happy to report a very good start to 2024 with the most recent victory in the ongoing defense of our vocations in health care and of our patients. On January 2, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans unanimously agreed with a lower court ruling that emergency… Read More

CMA and ACPeds Challenge the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Members of the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) and the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) attended the Dec. 6 hearing at U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati, where Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorneys presented oral arguments in the case of American College of Pediatricians, et al v. Becerra. ADF attorneys appealed to… Read More