Last-Minute Bush Abortion Move Sparks Protest Inside Government

20 11 2008

“Sister Carol Keehan, president of the Catholic Health Association, said that in recent years, “we have seen a variety of efforts to force Catholic and other health care providers to perform or refer for abortions and sterilizations.” … Pharmacies said the rule would allow their employees to refuse to fill prescriptions for contraceptives and could “lead to Medicaid patients being turned away.” State officials said the rule could void state laws that require insurance plans to cover contraceptives and require hospitals to offer emergency contraception to rape victims…The Ohio Health Department said the rule “could force family planning providers to hire employees who may refuse to do their jobs”, a concern echoed by Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “

It isn’t about the doctor’s rights – it’s about the patient’s health. If you don’t want to be in the position of possibly performing an abortion, then be a veterinarian. Be an orthopedist. Be an orthodontist. Be a plastic surgeon. Be a brain surgeon. There is only one area of one type of job that you shouldn’t be in – and that’s an OB/GYN. If you don’t want to run the risk of shooting someone, don’t be a cop. If you don’t want to run the risk of being asked to perform an abortion, don’t be that KIND of doctor!

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