Friday, December 19, 2008

From Bad to Worse: Bush Gives Us "Volunteer" Health Care Services. Conscience Rule a Source of Possible Abuse? Are you Kidding?

I have been following this story for a long time, so I cannot not, and will not let go of it until it's overturned. Rachel Maddow had a great conversation with Rep. Diana Degette of Colorado about what can be done to save American lives before a national disaster occurs.

Thank you George, for making things even worse during your presidency.

Here's an interesting response from a Capital Times story on this subject:
Perhaps the objections to this final(?) Bush act would be clear to you in an example. You are seriously injured in an auto crash. When you arrive at the emergency room, the only one within 100 miles, the only doctor there has recently converted to Christian Science and refuses to provide you with modern medical treatment. And of course you know that he should not do so, because you understand that it would violate his right of conscience. But he does pray for you. Since he is providing you with the best treatment that is permitted by his religious values, you do not expect him to do otherwise, correct?

But he also has the right under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to keep his position in the emergency room. I mean if patients die as a result, well that is just part of the cost of protecting the conscience rights of all individuals in their pursuit of gainful employment. How could anyone object to that?

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