A long list of professional medical associations is being called out for its leftward drift.
Dr. David Stevens of the Christian Medical Association (CMA) says groups such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists are hearing from CMA and several other groups for publicly opposing conscience protections for pro-life doctors and nurses, and for opposing restrictions on abortions.
The groups also being singled out include the American Academy of Pediatrics; the American Academy of Family Physicians; the American Psychiatric Association; the American College of Physicians; and the American Osteopathic Association.
The pro-LGBT movement has also infiltrated the medical groups, creating inevitable conflict with Christians living out their faith in a culture that demands “tolerance” but in reality bullies people of faith.
The organizations are being referred to as the “Group of Six” by CMA and its allies.
“These groups,” Stevens tells OneNewsNow, “aren't representing their members and many of our members are part of these professional organizations.”
Stevens, a family physician, says the organizations resemble “medical guilds” rather than a professional group.
“Because professional standards,” he says, “mean you live up to standards, including protecting human life, and unfortunately they're not willing to do that.”
In addition to CMA, groups that joined with it to speak out are the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists; American College of Pediatricians; Catholic Medical Association; Coptic Medical Association; National Association of Catholic Nurses; and The National Catholic Bioethics Center.
On the issue of abortion, a spokesman for Pro-Life Obstetricians said the Hippocratic Oath forbids both abortion and euthanasia.
“Neither the Group of Six nor any other group,” said Dr. Donna Harrison, “can force a physician to violate the Hippocratic Oath on which the doctor patient covenant is founded."
“Abortion is not health care,” Stevens tells OneNewsNow. “It doesn't repair or restore health. It simply ends a life.”