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Freedom2Care /  Christian Medical Association commentaries published in national and local media

 

Sampling of published commentaries

  • The Equality Act would trample on doctors' religious freedom

    Washington Examiner

    People appalled at this dangerous and discriminatory bill had better act quickly to strengthen the Senate backstop. Otherwise, we will witness the suppression of science in medicine, the strangling of religious freedom, the loss of women's and girls rights, and the imposition of state ideology over individual freedom of thought and speech.

  • Is Receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Ethical?

    Public Discourse

    Weighing an indirect user connection concern alongside other ethical considerations is required in the case of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Several mitigating principles can help assuage the concerns of conscientious end users of drugs that have some connection to abortion: the distance in time from the original abortion to the present use of the drug and the lack of availability of any ethical alternatives.

  • Congress, don't tax giving: Charity helps people while saving government costs

    Philanthropy Daily

    That potential transfer of responsibility and expense from charities to government should remind lawmakers why historically Congress has not taxed citizens when we give our money away to help others.
    It's really quite simple: charities do work and fund programs that government otherwise would have to
    do, and charities hold advantages that can deliver help more efficiently and effectively.

  • What candidates should know

    The Hill

    I've enjoyed the rare opportunity to advise both presidential campaigns this election season, and in each instance I have highlighted the link between First Amendment freedoms and patient access to healthcare.
    Freedom of faith, conscience and speech in healthcare has come under fire domestically and internationally in recent years, as politicians pander to special interest groups by mandating ideological conformity on issues such as homosexuality and abortion.
    Regardless of one's stance on controversial social issues, sound practical considerations and compassion for needy patients should quell cries to coerce health professionals — particularly those professionals motivated by their faith — into ideological conformity.

  • Playing politics over abortion

    Washington Post

    Many would note that abortion would only add to the trauma that human trafficking victims have already experienced. Yet even the Hyde Amendment does not disallow government-funded abortions in cases of rape, nor does it prevent abortions paid for with nongovernment funds. So protests over the Hyde Amendment in this trafficking-victims program are little more than partisan politics designed to enforce a radical abortion ideology.

  • What the Hobby Lobby ruling means to people of faith

    Los Angeles Times

    Blind to the irony of its own assertion, The Times opines that the court "absurdly" held that "Hobby Lobby and the other companies qualified as 'persons,'" thus protected by 1st Amendment religious exercise rights.

  • Republicans need to stick to their principles

    USA Today

    A 2013 Gallup poll revealed that women, independents and young voters all favored the GOP position of making abortion illegal in most cases.

  • Population-control ideology behind contraceptives mandate

    Washington Examiner

    So besides trampling on religious freedom, on respect for the sanctity of human life and on private enterprise, the administration is also foisting its population-control ideology on the nation.

  • Obama 'freedom to worship' violates First Amendment

    Washington Times

    Worship at its core is essentially a private and personal process, a communion between God and an individual. No government could restrict such worship, and more than it could monitor and censor every citizen's thoughts and prayers. So a law that merely protected freedom of worship would hardly be worth heralding in a presidential proclamation.

  • Abortion agenda erodes party platform

    Washington Times

    By asserting that ending the life of a developing baby provides a stepping stone to women seeking to advance professionally, what credibility remains when the party attacks employers for putting profit over the welfare of employees? How can a party that devalues the life of developing children pretend to speak for the education of young children?

  • Trial lawyer lobby endangers medicine

    Washington Times

    Overlooked in legislators’ rush to please the trial lawyers’ lobby is the fact that malpractice is one of several factors pushing some of our best physicians out of medicine. The American Association of Medical Colleges recently noted, “Between now and 2015, the shortage of doctors across all specialties will quadruple.”

 

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