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Martin McCaffrey, MD, CAPT USN (Ret)

Associate Scholar

Dr. Marty McCaffrey is a Professor of Pediatrics at UNC Chapel Hill in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He is a retired Captain in the US Navy and served as the Director of Neonatal Care at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and the Consultant to the US Navy Surgeon General for Neonatology. Dr. McCaffrey is the Director of the Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina (PQCNC or “PICNIC”) which has conducted 11 statewide quality improvement projects across the North Carolina. The mission of the PQCNC is to make North Carolina the best place to give birth and be born. He is also the Co-Chair of the CDC’s National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives. Dr. McCaffrey also has a strong interest in the care of infants and children, and the support of families with challenging prenatal diagnoses. As a member of the International Trisomy Alliance Board and the Be Not Afraid Board he offers significant medical and emotional support to families dealing with difficult diagnoses in their unborn and born children. He has most recently published on the topic of trisomies in the September 2016 issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics.

Latest Research & News

  • The Effort to Reinterpret EMTALA to Mandate Abortions | November 8, 2022

    This is Issue 91 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: The Effort to Reinterpret EMTALA to Mandate Abortions   In an Executive Order of July 8, 2022, President Biden said his Administration would expand its effort to promote abortion as this “is essential to justice, equality, and our […]

  • ANALYSIS: After 9 Million Heartbeats, NPR Abortion Broadcast Leaves No Doubt About When Unborn Baby’s Life Ends | November 4, 2022

    Abortion Equipment Has 10 to 20 Times the Suction Power of a Household Vacuum   Washington, D.C. – NPR on Thursday broadcast heartbreaking audio of a recent abortion performed in Michigan on a mother who was 11 weeks pregnant.   While the reporter described the setting as “feeling like childbirth,” Dr. Ingrid Skop, an OB/GYN […]

  • Questions and Answers on Late-Term Abortion | May 16, 2022

    First published: February 2019 Last updated: May 16, 2022   To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers on Late-Term Abortion   What is a Late-Term Abortion?   “Late-term” abortion is an imprecise term, but under any “formal” definition offered or as accepted by the public at large late-term […]