Workers' Religious Freedom vs. Patients' Rights

Treating the Pill as Abortion,Draft Regulation Stirs Debate

Imagine going to your local drug store and the pharmacist tells you that they will not fill your prescription for birth control pills because it violates their religious beliefs. What about a cashier that will not scan your condoms at the checkout? Both of these have already happened numerous times with the invocation of religious nonsense.

So Bush and the religious right are at it again. This time they are trying to protect these health care workers who refuse to provide/sell contraceptives for religious reasons. They are trying to place condoms and 'the pill' in the same category as abortion.

WTF?

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MP ftw :)
“deny federal funding to any hospital, clinic, health plan or other entity that does not accommodate employees who want to opt out of participating in care that runs counter to their personal convictions”

Oh, it applies to ANY personal convictions? Great, so if a pharmacist is anti- Diabetic, they can refuse to fill out insulin prescriptions? I see various problems with this move.
I think we need to kidnap their babies and bring them to good atheist homes.
It's about time that ALL religious laws were banished from our government.

ANY laws that are based on religious conviction ought to be removed, unless it can be demonstrated good, sound _secular_ reasons why the law ought to be retained.

This is just one more intrusion of religious law-in-the-making, against the clear separation of church clause in the constitution.

The government should not be protecting those workers-- do we not protect against religious discrimination? For that IS what a pharmacist is doing, discriminating against someone who does not believe contraceptions are wrong.

Apparently not under W, we don't....

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