The Person and Identity Project

Mary Hasson from the Ethics and Public Policy Center talks about the Person and Identity Project, which she co-founded and directs.

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The Receding Waters of the Transgender Tsunami

Dr. Jill Simons and Dr. Andre VanMol talk about the “Doctors Protecting Children” Declaration which challenges the prevailing zeitgeist of transgender activism within organized medicine in our country today.

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Diving into the Research of Stem Cell-based Embryo Models

Dr. David Prentice talks about a new ethical dilemma developing in the world of stem cell research.

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Faithfulness in Opposition

Dr. David Levy details the dramatic intersection of medicine and faith in his book Gray Matter and shares about the importance of praying with patients.

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Digital Enslavement Amidst the Search for Intimacy

Dr. Jeff Hansen talks about his new book Digital Enslavement Amidst the Search for Intimacy that takes an in-depth look at the effects of pornography on our society and our culture.

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Love and Medicine: Persevering through Trials in Medical School

CMDA student member Timothy Kanne wrote about his recent personal cancer journey while in medical school, and it was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Faith Embodied: Glorifying God with Our Physical and Spiritual Health

Reverend Dr. Stephen Ko talks about his work as a physician and ordained Christian and Missionary Alliance Pastor, as well as his newly released book entitled Faith Embodied.

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Diving Deep into LGBTQIA+ and the Political Divide

Elizabeth Woning from the CHANGED Movement discusses the political divide caused by LGBTQ identities and culture.

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On the Way: Ministering in the Moment

Dr. David Hager talks about his new book entitled On the Way: Ministering in the Moment.

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CMDA at the U.S. Supreme Court

Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Erik Baptist talks about CMDA’s experience at the U.S. Supreme Court for oral argument in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine court case.    

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Dream Brave with Dr. Wai Jia Tam

Dr. Wai Jia Tam, a multi-award-winning international humanitarian doctor and speaker, shares about her new book entitled Dream Brave.

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Exploring Spirituality and Health

Dr. Andre Cipta talks about an important research project he’s been leading that dives deep into the importance of incorporating spiritual care into patient care.  

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Cameo of Courage featuring Dr. Rebekah Naylor

Dr. Rebekah Naylor discusses her decades of service on the mission field in India and how she continues to support the next generation of healthcare missionaries.

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Finding Purpose in Retirement

Pastor Bert Jones is joined in the studio by Dr. Steve Sartori for a discussion about how you can find purpose and identity in retirement.

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Speaking Freely with The Referent Group

Pastor Bert Jones chats with Dr. Tom Hustead and Doug Crandall about how valuable leadership is for healthcare professionals.

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From Darkness to Redemption

Dr. Haywood Robinson discusses his book The Scalpel and the Soul: Our Radical Transformation as Husband and Wife Abortion Doctors.

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Going to the Nations

Dr. Katherine Smith shares how she is uniquely using her skills in healthcare to go out into the nations and share Christ.

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Innovations in Missions

Dr. Mike Chupp and Pastor Bert Jones are joined by Ted Esler, the president of Missio Nexus, to talk about the innovative work they are doing in missions for the cause of the Great Commission.

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An Update on the HHS Conscience Rule

Vice President and Senior Counsel for Becket Law Daniel Blomberg discusses the Department of Health and Human Services new “conscience rule” revision from a legal perspective.

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Finding a Lifeline in CMDA

Dr. Mike Chupp and Pastor Bert Jones chat with Dr. Amy Starr about how her engagement with the CMDA Coaching ministry greatly helped impact her plans for retirement and the next season of ministry in her life.

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Rescuing Life at the NEDC

Dr. Jeff Barrows is joined by Dr. Jeff Keenan, the president and founder of the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) in Knoxville, Tennessee, to talk about how the NEDC is rescuing life through embryo donation and adoption.

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The Case for Conscience

The United States has long been a beacon of freedom in the world, and it has held the hope of a better life even before it was an independent nation. We see this exhibited in history when the Pilgrims left Europe in 1620 to come to the New World.

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An Inside Look at Ministry in Ukraine

Dr. Rudy Myhovych found himself in an incredibly unusual leadership position as the president of the Christian Medical Association of Ukraine at the same time Russia invaded their country in 2022.

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Exploring the Perkins Justice Pilgrimage

V. Elizabeth Perkins from The John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation about racism and reconciliation and how they relate to healthcare.

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An Inside Look at State Advocacy in 2024

On the inaugural episode of The Voice of Advocacy podcast, Senior Vice President of Bioethics and Public Policy Dr. Jeff Barrows is joined by Director of State Public Policy Nicole Hayes to keep you informed about ways you can make a difference and advocate for the vulnerable.

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From Healthcare to Public Service

On this week’s video episode of CMDA Matters, Dr. Mike Chupp and J.C. Bicek are joined by Dr. Ralph Alvardo, a physician who uses his experience in healthcare to now serve as the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health.

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Transgender Dilemma in the Young

Dr. Jeff Hansen, a pediatric and adolescent clinical psychologist, recently wrote a new book entitled Transgender Dilemma in the Young that speaks into the transgender topic in a clear and concise way.

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Standing Up for the Vulnerable in Indiana

Dr. Thomas Huth and Dr. David Donaldson are two physicians in Indiana who recently engaged with their state medical society to stand up and protect the vulnerable through advocacy.

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A Close Look at ICMDA

Dr. Peter Saunders, the Chief Executive of the International Christian Medical & Dental Association (ICMDA), talks about the global impact ICMDA  is having on healthcare around the world.  

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The Impact of CMDA in 2023

Dr. Mike Chupp is joined by George Courtney, who serves as CMDA’s Vice President of Stewardship and Legacy Giving. Together, they reflect back on all the ways God worked through the ministries CMDA throughout 2023.

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Christmas On Call

On this week’s special Christmas episode of CMDA Matters, join Dr. Mike Chupp and several CMDA members and friends who share about seeing God at work during the Christmas season.

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Cameo of Courage with Dr. Paivi Räsänen

Dr. Paivi Räsänen from Finland, gives an update on the criminal charges she is facing for speaking biblical truth in the public square.

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Breaking the Mold in Healthcare through Nurse Practitioners

Dr. Adrienne Abrenica shares about the impact the growing number of nurse practitioners are making in whole person care through their commitment to their patients.

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Making an Impact in Mongolia

Dr. Sam Alexander shares about his two decades of service in Mongolia through CMDA’s Medical Education International.

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Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age

Author Rosaria Butterfield talks about her new book entitled Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age, which explores the five lives promoted in today’s American culture.

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Pregnancy Centers in a Post-Roe America

Dr. Sandy Christiansen discusses the impact pregnancy centers are making in today’s Post-Roe America.

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What Does It Mean to Be Human?

Author, research scientist and ethicist Professor John Wyatt discusses the impact of artificial technology on the future of healthcare.

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Signals of Transcendence

Author and social critic Os Guinness talks about his latest book called Signals of Transcendence.

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Litigating for Life, Abiding in Christ

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.

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Maintaining Your Conscience in Residency

Dr. Cara Buskmiller chats with Rev. Bill Reichart to discuss what residency interviews are like for Christians and others making decisions based on their conscience and convictions.

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ICMDA World Congress

Dr. Augustin Lutakwa from South Africa talks about the upcoming ICMDA World Congress.

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Biblically Responsible Investing

Cassandra Laymon, the President of Beacon Wealth Consultants, talks about the importance of being faithful stewards of the resources we have for the Lord’s kingdom.

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Lead Like It Matters to God

Rich Stearns, President Emeritus of World Vision U.S., talks about his ministry and leadership influence, as well as his book Lead Like It Matters to God.

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Incarnational Discipleship with Dentistry

Dr. Katie Musser talks about how God is working to create disciples in dentistry through CMDA’s Dental Residency [+] program in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Bioethics: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

 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.

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Contagious Courage

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.

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Lessons from a U.S. Surgeon General

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.

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Making an Impact on Campus

3rd year medical student Ryan Orlando talks about how CMDA is making a difference and impacting him as he journeys through healthcare training.

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The Soul of Desire

Dr. Curt Thompson shares about how our desire for spiritual connection with God and deeper connections with each other can lead us to living more fully integrated, connected lives.

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Cultural Engagement on a Daily Basis

Dr. Darrell Bock from The Hendricks Center at Dallas Theological Seminary talks about the importance of listening and cultural engagement in today’s world.

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Celebrating Human Dignity and Purpose

Ryan Bomberger, the founder of the Radiance Foundation, talks about his work to create a culture that believes every human life has purpose.

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Conscience Freedoms with Becket

Luke Goodrich from Becket Fund for Religious Liberty shares about the key and important role CMDA plays in protecting conscience freedoms in healthcare.

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Celebrating and Defending the Freedom to Care

Dr. Farr Curlin gives a keynote address to celebrate and affirm the value of conscience freedoms in healthcare.

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Raising Conservative Kids in a Woke City

Katy Faust, the founder of Them Before Us, shares about her new book and gives a special preview of her talk at the upcoming CMDA National Convention.

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Three Steps to Help Human Trafficking Victims

Ashleigh Chapman discusses three steps for healthcare professionals to get involved in helping victims of human trafficking.

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Mentoring with a Coach Approach

Dr. Darilyn Falck and Rev. Ken Jones discuss a new course available that incorporates mentoring with coaching in CMDA’s Center for Well-being.

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The Stormy Waters of Transgender Ideology

Dr. Andre Van Mol discusses the latest news in the transgender debate.

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Cameo of Courage with Dr. Scott Armistead

Dr. Scott Armistead experienced the loss of his job as he stood up for the truth of the gospel in his work as a teaching professor on a medical campus.

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Morality and Ethics in Today’s World

Dr. John Patrick talks about morality and ethics in today’s world on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast.

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Engaging in Mental Health

Dr. Brett McCarty and Dr. Warren Kinghorn give a special presentation on mental health for this week’s CMDA Matters podcast.

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The Hidden Global Pandemic

Dr. Susan Hillis discusses the hidden global pandemic we are now facing—child orphanhood on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast.

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Looking at Monkeypox

Dr. Issam “Sam” Raad, chair of the University of Texas MD Anderson’s Department of Infectious Diseases, shares about the Monkeypox epidemic on this episode of CMDA Matters.

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Ukraine Update – Dental Outreach

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.

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Healthcare Outreach to the Middle East

Dr. Sam Raad talks about Healthcare Outreach to the Middle East, a ministry with more than 20 clinics in 14 Arab countries on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast.  

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Choose Life

Dr. Joy Riley talks about her contributions to Choose Life, a new book that addresses the theological, legal, spiritual and practical concerns about abortion.

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Standing Courageous as Women in Healthcare

Dr. Regina Frost-Clark shares about the importance of being courageous and standing up for conscience rights in healthcare on this week’s CMDA Matters.

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Incorporating Spiritual Interventions

Dr. Cathie Scarbrough talks about bringing your faith into healthcare by incorporating spiritual interventions on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast..

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Turning the Tide with Dobbs

Erin Morrow Hawley discusses the landmark decision in the Dobbs U.S. Supreme Court case which overturned Roe v. Wade on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast.

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Healthcare for the Kingdom

Listen to Dr. Daisey Dowell’s talk from the 2022 CMDA National Convention on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast.

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Answering Your Questions About The Chosen

Listen to Dr. Mike Chupp’s conversation with Dallas Jenkins, the creator and director of The Chosen from the 2022 CMDA National Convention on this week’s episode of CMDA Matters.

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Strange New World

Carl Trueman joins guest host Pastor Bert Jones as we share his plenary talk from the 2022 CMDA National Convention on this week’s episode of CMDA Matters. 

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Standing Strong Against Abortion

Lila Rose joins guest host Pastor Bert Jones as she shares her incredibly powerful plenary talk from the 2022 CMDA National Convention on this week’s episode of CMDA Matters.

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A Breakpoint in the Culture War

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.

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Gender and Sports

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.

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Fighting for Religious Freedom in Finland

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.

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Championing Women’s Health Around the Globe

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.

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All Creation Groans

Dr. Daniel O’Neill joins Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss his new book, All Creation Groans: Toward a Theology of Disease and Global Health.

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The Way of Medicine

Dr. Farr A. Curlin joins Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss his new book, The Way of Medicine, and present an alternative to the Provider of Services Model.

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Healing Hearts Vietnam

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.

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Origin of Life

Dr. James M. Tour joins Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss the complexity of life and the mystery of its origin.

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Ethical Science and Western Death Culture pt2

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.

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Ethical Science and Western Death Culture

Dr. David A. Prentice joins Dr. Mike Chupp and Dr. Jeff Barrows on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss ethical issues of medical research and the western culture of death.  

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Farr Curlin, MD: Contending Conscientiously for Good Medicine

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.

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HHS Protects Conscience Freedoms

Supreme Court building in Washington, DC

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.

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Right of Conscience | Freedom of Faith & Conscience | Religious Freedom

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.

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