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Appeal to Belgian parliamentarians on medical ethics

Federal Parliament of Belgium (Photo JGR&BXL) We learn that our federal parliament wants to legislate again in the field of bioethics. In particular, parliamentarians from several parties are proposing two things, which we think have serious consequences. First, they want to extend the duration allowed

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CMA-USA on Conscience Protection Rule

November 12, 2019 CMA Responds After Two Federal Judges Block Conscience Protection Rule  Philadelphia, PA—The Catholic Medical Association is disappointed to learn two federal judges ruled to block The Department of Health and Human Services’ Conscience Protection Rule. CMA previously expressed its support of HHS’

USA Actions Enforcing Conscience Law on Abortion

USCCB Committee Chairmen Commend Administration for Actions Enforcing Conscience Law on Abortion August 29, 2019 WASHINGTON-The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights announced yesterday that it is taking corrective action against the University of Vermont Medical Center for forcing a

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A Call for Protection of Conscience

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

Clause de conscience, un point de vigilance

L’article R 4127-18 du code de Santé Publique confirme pour le médecin la possibilité de mettre en avant sa clause de conscience devant une demande d’Interruption Volontaire de Grossesse (IVG). Pourquoi faut-il donc s’inquiéter ? Depuis plusieurs années cette disposition est régulièrement mise en cause. En

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Pope Francis to Academy for Life

Humana Communitas[The Human Community] The human community is God’s dream even from before the creation of the world (cf. Eph 1:3-14). In it, the eternal Son begotten of God the Father has taken flesh and blood, heart and emotions. Through the mystery of giving life, the great

AMA Wrestles with Physician-Assisted Suicide Stance

We thank the physicians who attended the AMA's Nov. meeting defending the Association's long opposition to PAS. The AMA kept intact their policy that PAS is “fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer."@PalmBeachCMA @AmeriMedicalAssn by Shannon Firth, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today November 12,

A question of conscience

1 A QUESTION OF CONSCIENCE In 1976, Dr. Robert Walley published a paper in the British Medical Journal that exposed the discrimination he faced as a Roman Catholic specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. In the decades since, Dr. Walley’s account has served as a prescient


Canadians shouldn't have to compromise their conscience. In Canada, everyone has the right to their faith and their conscience. Our national coalition is focused on protecting Canadian doctor's conscience rights by advocating for conscience protection both federally and provincially. With physician-assisted suicide now legal in


By: Donato Tallo The Catholic Medical Association UK held its annual conference on Saturday, 14th April, at St Mary's University, Twickenham. The theme for the conference was conscience matters in the workplace and the Waldegrave Suite at the university provided an excellent venue for the

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