Publication Type The Point Blog by Freedom of Faith and Conscience
In the sixth of a series of blogs on conscience in healthcare, Jonathan Imbody continues the discussion on the importance of the new division created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address conscience and religious freedom in healthcare.
In this week’s blog post, Dr. Robert Cranston joins the ongoing conversation about healthcare right of conscience and how it impacts an upcoming case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
In the fifth of a series of blogs on conscience in healthcare, Jonathan Imbody discusses the importance of the new division created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address conscience and religious freedom in healthcare.
In the fourth of a series of blogs on conscience in healthcare, Jonathan Imbody discusses how changes to World Medical Association’s Declaration of Geneva is being used by right of conscience limiters to assert "patient's well-being" to leverage their agenda.
In the second of a series of blogs on conscience in healthcare, Jonathan Imbody discusses the assertion that the “rights of patients” in healthcare trump everyone else’s rights.
Affordable Care Act architect Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel and University of Pennsylvania professor Ronit Stahl advocate barring from medicine all physicians who would decline a patient's demand for morally controversial services such as abortion. However, a "patient comes first" rule turns medicine into a patient dictatorship with no checks and balances.
Crowd-funding companies enjoy the right to do business according to their values and freedom of association, yet they have often been known to deny the same to others with whom they disagree, namely Christian and conservative causes. Dr. Andre Van Mol shares about a new crowd-funding organization for causes that are pro-life, pro-family and adhere to biblical values and the Judeo-Christian worldview.
The 18,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) today hailed as a "signal of new hope for persons of faith enduring persecution and oppression" the presidential appointment of Samuel Brownback of Kansas to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Department of State. Mr. Brownback has been Governor of Kansas since 2011.
Linking healthcare access to conscience freedoms, Christian Medical Association hails Presidential Executive Order
Citing the link between patient access to healthcare and conscience freedom for health professionals, the 18,000-member Christian Medical Association expressed gratitude for President Trump's executive order that begins to provide stronger protections against discrimination against individuals and organizations of faith.
CMDA Vice President for Government Relations Jonathan Imbody spoke outside the U.S. Supreme Court in April during oral arguments in a court case over whether the government can exclude kids who play on church-owned playgrounds from safety programs. The case could have broad implications across the nation for how governments treat faith-based institutions and individuals.