Pediatrician Won't Treat Baby with Lesbian Parents

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  1. InTheLight

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    Oh boy. Is this showing the love of Christ?


    DETROIT — Sitting in the pediatrician's office with their 6-day-old daughter, the two moms couldn't wait to meet the doctor they had picked out months before.

    The Roseville, Mich., pediatrician — one of many they had interviewed — seemed the perfect fit: She took a holistic approach to treating children. She used natural oils and probiotics. And she knew they were lesbians.

    But as Jami and Krista Contreras sat in the exam room, waiting to be seen for their newborn's first checkup, another pediatrician entered the room and delivered a major blow: The doctor they were hoping for had a change of heart. After "much prayer," she decided that she couldn't treat their baby because they are lesbians.


    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...BlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-newstopstories
     
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    Her license should be yanked. The child should not be punished or not treated because of who or what her parents are or are not. It is ok to not approve of the two women, but that is no reason not to treat the child. She did take the Hippocratic Oath when she became a doctor. She should live up to that oath.

    The modern Hippocratic oath:

    .http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/hippocratic-oath-today.html
     
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    Her license should be yanked? On what basis? She broke no law no matter how we may personally feel about her decision.

    BTW - I too feel that she should treat the baby. The child did not ask to be in the living situation as it exists.
     
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    I honestly don't know if a doctor has the legal ability to refuse service like that. But I do know that they have a moral obligation to treat people, regardless.
     
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    Good for the doctor. We aren't talking about letting an infant die here. The child isn't in a critical situation. The "couple" can go on and find another doctor that agrees with their life style.

    This is a good first lesson for the "parents"...they just purposefully made a child's life more difficult than it needs to be by their lifestyle choice.
     
  6. just-want-peace

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    This sounds an awful lot like an ANTI-ABORTION statement; I'm floored at the source!!!! :confused::confused::confused:
     
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    It certainly violates "Do unto others as you would have them do to you."

    And how does this "good first lesson" make Christ of any interest to them?

    Would you rather the child be in an orphanage, or in a foster home?

    Are there orphanages in existence these days?
     
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    That is a crying shame.
     
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    Tacky, yes. Illegal? LOL The child was "treated," in the very same office. Another pediatrician took the patient. No one was denied anything, the family just got a different doctor than they planned to see.

    The Hippocratic Oath is a voluntary statement that is not required by medical schools or any state/federal law.

    There is no basis for any license yanking to happen.

    http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/28142401/doctor-refuses-treatment-of-same-sex-couples-baby
     
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    If I was practicing an sinful lifestyle, I would have people stand strong on their morals and refuse to do business with me. It doesn't violate anything for me.


    Yes, I would rather the child be in an orphanage or in a foster home than be raised by lesbians.
     
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    I think it's disgusting. They will REALLY be open to Christ now, right?!?! :confused:

    This is totally different from the baker who wouldn't make a gay wedding cake. The doctor isn't doing anything to promote homosexuality by taking that baby as a patient.

    Why not take the baby as a patient and when the moms come in - develop a good rapport and then relationship with them and introduce them to Christ.

    Illegal? - I don't think so. Hatefulness and misguided self-righteousness? - yes.
     
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    I think too many people around here let their emotions regarding a baby overrun their morals.

    We should not encourage the homosexual lifestyle at all. Period.
     
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    OK so it doesn't appear that there was a medical emergency here. It appears this was a standard check up. This is a non issue.
     
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    I trust you are using the term "family" very loosely
     
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    Yeah, I meant to put family in quotes.
     
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    :thumbs::thumbs:
     
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    See Rev's post.
     
  18. Scarlett O.

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    Alright then, let's have the same doctor refuse to treat children whose parents are obese or liars or adulterers.


    I don't say that I'm shocked anymore on the BB, but I kind of am today.
     
  19. matt wade

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    I fully support a doctor choosing to refuse scheduled treatment for any reason they wish.
     
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    Agree. It is just wrong, and it is surprising that so many do not see it as such.

    To those who think that the he doctor is right: Explain to me the sense of punishing the child for the sin of the parents. As far as I can tell, the baby has not sinned.
     
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