Massachusetts Medical Society: Mass. Medical Society comments on medical deferred action

Mass. Medical Society comments on medical deferred action

“The Massachusetts Medical Society condemns the decision to deport immigrant families whose sick children are seeking life-saving medical treatment at our hospitals from some of the most skilled and compassionate physicians and health care teams in the world.

It is unconscionable and risks the lives of patients who are most vulnerable and families who are most desperate to access care unavailable elsewhere.

The medical society believes that health care is a basic human right, and the decision to remove access to lifesaving care for a child is inhumane in a civil society.

The medical society’s full support is behind the dedicated health care community caring for these patients and the lawyers and advocates who are working to ensure that pediatric patients and their families can focus their energy on treatment and healing.” 

Dr. Maryanne C. Bombaugh, MD, MSc, MBA, FACOG
President, Massachusetts Medical Society

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