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Bala Cynwyd, PA—The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) has published a White Paper on POLST in the May issue of the Linacre Quarterly, CMA’s journal of medical ethics, released this week. POLST (an acronym for “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment”) is a new kind of advanced medical decision-making document that is spreading rapidly across the United States as a result of an organized campaign.
The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) submitted its formal comments on the latest proposal from the Obama administration to deal with issues of religious freedom as HHS, the IRS, and the Treasury prepare to enforce the mandate on employers and health insurers to provide abortifacient, contraceptive, and sterilization services to all women as a pre-paid entitlement.
On Friday, April 5, 2013, U.S. District Judge Edward Korman ordered the FDA to make Plan B available to women and girls of all ages, over the counter and without restrictions. In response to this clear case of judicial overreach, the Catholic Medical Association released the following statement:
The CMA was present and noticed at the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., on March 26, 2013. Executive Director John F. Brehany marched alongside CMA members Agnes Bayer and Susan Beck, the husband of member Mary Andrews, M.D., and a couple of friends of the CMA.