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Conscience upheld in Arizona Courts

Without a conscience, what is a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist except a technician willing to follow the whims of law? (Again, this is not sound-bite material!) I received an e-mail from the American Defense Fund concerning the lawsuit against the State of Arizona by Planned Parenthood over a law to protect those of us in … Continue reading

Why Ethics?

Presentation to Texas GOP Vote in Austin, Texas, March 25, 2011 If you crack the egg of a bird on the Endangered Species List, it won’t matter that the bird was a fetus or embryo. You’ve still broken Federal law. Why is the species of an (unhatched) animal so clear cut under law, but human … Continue reading

Trust me, I don’t have a conscience, again

The Obama administration has released their new conscience regulations from the Health and Human Services dept. See this Adobe, pdf: http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2011-03993_PI.pdf There is now no protection for doctors who won’t council abortion, who refuse to prescribe contraception (including post-coital “contraception”) or those who don’t wish to perform fertility treatments for “certain groups of people.” Of … Continue reading

Forget conscience – go straight to mandate

Human Events has an editorial from Christian Medical And Dental Association’s Jonathan Imbody. Here’s an excerpt: A national poll showed that Americans favored the “conscience clause” regulation and the civil rights laws it enforced by a two-to-one margin. During a 30-day public comment period, an astounding 340,000 comments and petitions poured in favoring the regulation. … Continue reading

Robin Alta Charo named FDA advisor

The University of Wisconsin at Madison has announced that Robin Alta Charo has been named senior adviser to the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. You’ll remember lawyer/ethicist-for-sale Charo. She’s the one who sees no problem with sex-selection abortion and who called President Bush’s Council on Ethics the “endarkenment.” She protests anyone following their … Continue reading

Texas Medical Association doesn’t support conscience

This TMA press release/”Alert” is a shallow statement which ignores the history and facts behind the ruling and addresses the right to conscience as though it is dependent on circumstances and can be “rescinded.” The individual right not to act is called “Liberty.” As an inalienable right, liberty cannot be given away or taken. It … Continue reading

New England Journal of Medicine plays conscience politics (“Trust me, I will act against my conscience,” cont’d)

The New England Journal of Medicine has published a “Commentary” by a lawyer who has worked for Planned Parenthood, concerning the practice of medicine and conscience. I don’t like to publish entire articles from subscription-only sources (especially one written by a lawyer), but this serious breach of ethics on the part of the NEJM should … Continue reading

Obama killed conscience protection

The “Rescission of the Regulation Entitled ‘Ensuring That Department of Health and Human Services Funds Do Not Support Coercive or Discriminatory Policies or Practices in Violation of Federal Law’” was posted on the Federal Register on March 10th, with the announcement of a 30 day period in which to comment. The full announcement can be … Continue reading

>The “Rescission of the Regulation Entitled ‘Ensuring That Department of Health and Human Services Funds Do Not Support Coercive or Discriminatory Policies or Practices in Violation of Federal Law’” was posted on the Federal Register on March 10th, with the announcement of a 30 day period in which to comment. The full announcement can be … Continue reading

This is your future on Government Medicine

  Imagine that it is 2016, and you are a 65 year old boomer. You have been admitted to your local community hospital with malaise, fatigue, vomiting and cloudy mental status. You have had blood pressure problems and diabetes for a few years, and have just been diagnosed with renal failure. As you drift in … Continue reading

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