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Posted on 2004.24.04 at 08:49
How I feel about it all: confusedconfused
Soundtrack: Ewan McGregor - Velvet Goldmine Soundtrack - Gimme Danger
Excuse me, what century are we living in, again?

How can this be legal?

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Learning Curve
dragon_charmer at 2004-04-24 06:27 (UTC) ()
I don't normally comment on American politics, but this is just stupid. It's like going back two hundred years in time. What next? Stopping women from voting?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-04-24 06:55 (UTC) ()
I've actually never seen something so archaic being actually introduced. It's more than a gripe--I really don't understand how such a thing can be legal under our Constitution.
Not here anymore.
dorrie6 at 2004-04-24 06:54 (UTC) ()
GAH. I am now ashamed of the state where I was born. What the hell??
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-04-24 06:57 (UTC) ()
I just don't get it. What ever happened to anti-discrimination laws?
Not here anymore.
dorrie6 at 2004-04-24 07:01 (UTC) ()
I just keep reading the article over and over, waiting to figure out that it's a joke or something. I'm simply horrified. And are there doctors who WANT this?? That casts a very unpleasant light on the healthcare profession for me.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-04-24 07:09 (UTC) ()
That casts a very unpleasant light on the healthcare profession for me.

Honey, I'm in the healthcare profession, and I couldn't agree more.

*gets degree in Library Science, STAT*
Not here anymore.
dorrie6 at 2004-04-24 07:15 (UTC) ()
Ah yes, that's right. So you're probably feeling something similar to what I am for being from Michigan. Heh.

There are no words to express my horror over this. So... it says they can refuse to treat anyone for "moral, ethical or religious reasons"... does that mean that a Catholic could refuse to treat a Jew? Or a Jew could refuse to treat a Muslim? Where does it end??
Not here anymore.
dorrie6 at 2004-04-24 07:51 (UTC) ()
ps: I reposted this here. I got a little out of hand, perhaps, but... ack.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-04-24 08:00 (UTC) ()
Y'know, I was thinking and comparing this to my support of groups such as Nurses for the Rights of the Child, because on the outside, this seems like something that supporters of the Michigan bill would cheer. However, there's a subtle difference here. Refusal to participate in a procedure one finds immoral is quite different than refusal to treat a patient based on their age/gender/sexual orientation/religion/lifestyle is just plain prejudice.

I believe that healthcare providers can refuse to participate in procedures based on their moral opposition to the procedure itself (abortions, circumcisions, etc); however, withholding care based on the patient is wrong in every sense.

I basically said the same thing over on titti's LJ.

franlet is right. This law will set the medical profession back two hundred years.
Not here anymore.
dorrie6 at 2004-04-24 08:04 (UTC) ()
Yes, that subtle difference is quite huge, I think.
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primroseburrows at 2004-04-24 08:54 (UTC) ()
Oh, I dunno. Forced castrations? Geh. The US healthcare system is as FUBAR as the President.
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegood
chickadilly at 2004-04-24 07:54 (UTC) ()
I saw that yesterday. Unreal isn't it?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-04-24 08:01 (UTC) ()
Unfortunately, it's all too real. Urg.
One damn minute, Admiral.
trempnvt at 2004-04-24 15:11 (UTC) ()
I'd be willing to challenge it and bring it to the Supreme Court, if only I were in America and could afford a lawyer. But isn't that the best way to get stupidevil laws overturned?
Bite my glorious golden ass!
dark_eyed_amy at 2004-04-24 17:39 (UTC) ()
How can this be legal?

It shouldn't be, it's appalling.

Erm, yeah, hi *waves from GnH*

*p00tles off to sleepasit's1.40am and ohlordIhavetobeup inexactlyfivehours andtenminutes*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2004-04-24 19:34 (UTC) ()
*waves back*
Really Sunny
willysunny at 2004-04-24 21:27 (UTC) ()
WTF? What happened to the OATH the doctor takes to treat all patients?!?! That is so wrong - but also COMPLETELY illegal. It must be. I am sitting here, absolutely stunned and sick to my stomach. Uch!
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