EDITOR’S NOTE: The following quote is from a press release issued by a right-wing organization. It is not from a news story. –David
Today the Obama Administration published a proposed regulation to repeal the Provider Conscience Rule, which protects medical caregivers against being forced to do procedures contrary to their conscience.
This is a big step towards government tyranny over the medical profession.
Medical professionals should never be compelled to violate their consciences in treating patients. The integrity of the practice of medicine depends on physicians being able to decline to do what they feel is wrong.
Jane Orient, M.D., observed, “It is outrageous that the Obama Administration would move so aggressively to interfere with the practice of medicine in this country. A doctor’s right to conscience is essential to preserving the integrity of the profession, and we will continue to stand in defense of it.”
Barack Obama presented a rather general, formless promissory platform to the American people, when he spoke of “change.” Believing in him, people inscribed their own planks in this platform, and elected him in a landslide. But the Obama Administration is ordering the repeal in its entirety of the essential protection of the right to conscience. This forces physicians and other caregivers to abdicate their own consciences.
Does “change” under the Obama Administration really mean a demand for forced unconscionable behavior? It is beginning to look like it. And the medical profession agrees.
Doctors are forecasting the closure of hospitals and clinics across America and a mass migration of physicians and their assistances to other careers should the Obama administration succeed in its attempt to overrule their rights of conscience.
On balance, the Christian community in America is opposed to abortion. Certainly, the Catholic Church is, as are most of the Protestant churches. The Jewish community as well, tends toward the belief that abortion on demand is wrong. Between them, they comprise the larger percentage of Americans.
And not since the 1770’s have the larger percentage of Americans been ordered to forego conscience by a despotic, mail-fisted government. When will it end, when we all have “666” tattooed on our foreheads?