In this video podcast episode: Kristen Waggoner, the CEO, president and general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom, talks about how their faith-based legal organization is working to litigate for life around the country.Read More
Dr. Matthew Eppinette, Executive Director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity, discusses the importance of bioethics in today’s culture, as well as how we can learn from the past to prepare for the future.Read More
Professor Robert George from Princeton University, one of the country’s foremost and leading voices in the subject of civil liberties, shares about the good news and the bad news facing us as we seek to protect conscience freedoms.Read More
Dr. Jerome Adams, the 20th Surgeon General of the United States, talks about his journey to serving in public policy and his efforts to lead American through pressing health challenges, like the opioid epidemic.Read More
Listen to a special interview with Dr. John Pfefferle and Dr. Phil Aday about their recent mission trip to the Ukraine. Plus, Dr. Mike Chupp sits down with Dr. Peter Saunders to talk about the ongoing war relief efforts in the country on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast.Read More
John Stonestreet, the president of the Colson Center, has a conversation with Dr. Mike Chupp and Rev. Bert Jones about the right of conscience in healthcare—and why it matters for Christians in today’s culture on this week’s episode of CMDA Matters.Read More
Dr. Paul Hruz joins Dr. Jeff Barrows to delve deeper into the discussion about how transgender ideology is crossing over into sports, and how gender-affirming treatment continues to be a debate in female sports on this week’s episode of CMDA Matters.Read More
Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a medical doctor who has been a member of the Finnish Parliament for 27 years, joins Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s episode. She shares her story about how she has been involved in a legal battle to protect her religious freedoms for the last three years.Read More
Dr. Mike Chupp and Dr. Jeff Barrows are joined on this week’s CMDA Matters episode by Valerie Huber, the President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Health, who is fighting against abortion on an international level.Read More
Dr. Hoyt and Dr. Forsberg join Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss how they are healing hearts in Vietnam and how you can be involved in the healing work of our Father.Read More
Dr. David A. Prentice joins Dr. Mike Chupp and Dr. Jeff Barrows on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss further the ethical issues of medical research and the western culture of death.Read More
Do you consider yourself to be a “preferred provider” of healthcare services? Dr. Farr Curlin discusses this trick question with Dr. Mike Chupp on the demoralization of medicine and the consequences of being a “provider” in this episode of CMDA Matters focusing on healthcare right of conscience.Read More
Since CMDA opened its Washington, D.C. federal public policy ministry office in 2000, God has opened doors for influence that have far exceeded all that we could ask or imagine. The following few highlights of last year (organized by months, with the most recent first) illustrate how God is using this ministry to advance kingdom values in our government.Read More
I recently spoke outside the Supreme Court in the face of raucous protests on the day of oral arguments in a case involving transgender individuals and alleged sex discrimination, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Speeches had resumed outside the court after a bomb scare had prompted police to clear the area.Read More
Faith-based health professionals care with compassion and respect for all patients, but they will leave medicine rather than violate their conscience if forced to participate in morally objectionable procedures and prescriptions.Read More
Conscience-guided healthcare professionals and students received a healthy dose of positive federal policy advances in the last few months. CMDA played a role advocating on behalf of our members in each of the following federal policy reforms that relate to conscience freedom, gender issues and abortion.Read More
As a Christian healthcare professional, have your colleagues ever looked down at you for refusing to prescribe the morning after pill? Or have you ever been punished for maintaining your religious beliefs instead of believing in evolution? Or have you ever been harassed by an attending trying to force you to perform an abortion?
If you’ve experienced any type of hostility or discrimination like this, then you know how important it is for healthcare workers to protect their right of conscience. Right of conscience is defined as the right to practice healthcare in accordance with your deeply held religious, moral or ethical convictions.
Healthcare professionals are being pressured and discriminated against by employers and colleagues because of their deeply held religious or moral beliefs. Almost one in four faith-based professionals state that they have been discriminated against by employers, educators or others in the healthcare system. Nearly two out of five have been pressured to violate their beliefs by referring, writing a prescription or doing a procedure.
Abolishing the right of conscience is dangerous. It’s not just dangerous for the physicians and healthcare workers, but it’s also dangerous for our country, our healthcare system and every patient. In a recent survey of more than 2,800 faith-based doctors, pharmacists, physician assistants and nurses, 95 percent of them said they would quit medicine before violating their conscience.
CMDA is committed to providing the most up-to-date information on the legislative, ethical and medical aspects of the fight to protect the rights of medical professionals. We’ve compiled a great number of resources that you can use to educate yourself and others about this important issue. So get involved today: talk about the issue with your friends, write your senators and send a letter to your local newspaper to let others know how important it is to maintain the right of conscience.Read More
In his continuing series on conscience in healthcare, Vice President for Government Relations Jonathan Imbody discusses how the rationale for conscience protections in healthcare being undermined.Read More