Pro-life health professionals to be protected

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Salty, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Salty

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    The Bush administration is finalizing regulations that protect a broad range of health care workers from be required to participate in murder (aka abortion)

    Link from AOL

    Hmm, many on this board has said Bush has done nothing about abortion. The problem is that is takes time to get things done in Washington.

    Mr. Bush - PTL :thumbs:
     
  2. LeBuick

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    This is crow I will gladly eat and applaud Bush for this effort... :thumbs:
     
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    An Executive Order by Bush is not going to stop rabid abortionists like Obama and Boxer.
     
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    Nor will it stop hyperbole and over the top language by the rabid Obama haters.
     
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    Legislation can take time to get through Congress. A court ruling can take time. But, this is an Executive Order. It shouldn't have taken 8 years for Bush to issue an Executive Order. The only reason he did it is to stir up trouble for Obama.
     
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    I've said it before, protectionism for persons of conscience is suppose to be written into the professional practice laws: This does not mean that all persons are protected as it may be seen by degrees that their particular skills are directly involving them or just indirectly supportive of others who perform these skills: hence, in disputes, courts get involved.

    The President most likely didn't have to issue an executive order...... but issuing it, serves as a published reminder to those professionals who might benefit from knowing that some protection for their rights of religious and moral compass was recognized both by law and by executive enforcement.... And, should another president make it a point to take issue with those in professional practice who refrain from certain tasks as a matter of conscience....... then it will come to more public attention.
     
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    I suppose that dentists should be permitted to refuse patients who smoke ciggy butts? And cigars, also? How about non-smokers who work for abortionists? Should dentists refuse them as patients?
     
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    I don't know what your background is ...... but I trained, worked, and was licensed under the dental practice act: Between my siblings and my neices and nephews are a lawyer, a doctor, a physical therapist, a RN, a pharmacist, a minister, a farmer, a multi-liguist and interpreter, and several soldiers. In just about every case, each person has rights concerning moral decisions...... except for the soldiers. (But even a soldier has a moral ground to refuse....at great risk to career.)

    No profession mandates that a person deliver a procedure to a person simply because he requests it: Plastic surgeons don't do it. Psychotherapist don't do it. Some dentist will not pull a tooth if they can save it but the patient refuses. Some heart specialist and respiratory specialist refuse to accept a patient who refuses to alter a lifestyle which includes smoking.........except that they will give the critical care needed to stabilize a condition. Part of being a professional is the moral obligation to recognize one's own humanity which includes religious and moral beliefs and personal and inescapable biases which may impede good communication, positive outcomes, and could interfer with good judgement. And, yes, there are a few....... very few dentists who might refuse to treat a smoker, but most would schedule the smoker for more visits with the hygienist and refer to a periodontist for deep scaling and debridment.

    A doctor who specializes in giving pregnancy care, should hardly be required to perform unnecessary abortions when the mother's life is not in danger.

    I hope this answers your question.
     

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