Christian Medical & Dental Associations joins group in support of the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act
Bristol, Tenn.—April 15, 2021— The 20,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), which is the nation’s largest faith-based healthcare organization, today announced the release of a joint statement on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Discharge Petition. CMDA joins in this statement with the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine (AHM), which also includes the American Associations of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Pediatricians and the Catholic Medical Association.
“As medical organizations that represent approximately 30,000 members, we are deeply concerned about inequities in care for our most vulnerable patients, especially children born at the cusp of viability or with disabilities” the statement reads. “Life-limiting or life-threatening diagnoses are not life-negating.
As a group, the four organizations agree that the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (BAASPA) helps ensure consistent care and avoid inequities, particularly protecting against inequities related to race and demographic factors.
The statement continues by saying, “The BAASPA ensures that all physicians adhere to our Hippocratic duty to protect our patients and do no harm—regardless of the setting in which they work. The presence of the live newborn makes obvious the obligations of the physician-patient relationship. We support this Act on behalf of our youngest and most at-risk patients.”