They shouldn’t reproduce their thoughts in writing, that is.
Take a look at the comments on “Laws, conscience, medicine and bloggers,” for a perfect example of “they just don’t get it.”
Freedom of conscience is part of the Washington State law. The Governor threatened to replace the members of the State Pharmacy Board if they voted against an invalid law. The pharmacists do not have to dispense over the counter medications.
All sorts of red herrings have been raised to defend the law, including accusations that someone might refuse to prescribe medicines for HIV patients and insulin for diabetics.
This is also a good example of my editorial style. You would be shocked by some of the answers I’ve typed and erased.
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