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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

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

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

>Obama will fund more losing embryonic stem cell research (New Yellow Brick Award to the President)

>Just days after we hear about functioning induced Pluripotent stem cells from adult skin cells, cells that can produce dopamine, the proteins missing in Parkinson’s disease, we read that President Obama is going to overturn the limits on funding for embryonic stem cell research. Despite the fact that these cells match the patient because they … Continue reading

Conscience: more than abortion

Last month, a judge in Montana ruled that patients have the right to a doctor’s assistance in their intentional death by suicide. Baroness Warnock argues that doctors who will not kill their patients on demand are “wicked.” The States of Washington and Oregon already have legalized “Aide in Dying.” Is it now my duty to … Continue reading

Abstinence vs “plus”

The Texas Legislature is about to reconvene and the sex ed debate in our State is already in the news. (Free subscription required.) Unfortunately, the news article blurs the line between sex ed for all children in our schools and the problem that some of our girls have multiple pregnancies as teenagers. What little evidence … Continue reading

>Why we need legal protection for the conscience

>The pro-abortion forces are objecting to the regulations that Secretary Leavitt has been working on, claiming that the Bush Administration is trying some “last minute” manipulations. However, LifeEthics reported way back in September 2005 about a move to make referral for abortion mandatory for doctors — in a sneaky way, too: The American College of … Continue reading

>Insurers, you go first

>You did know that due to the Social Security Act and the Patriot Act your medical records can be viewed and copied by anyone who claims to be an agent of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, didn’t you? Or that those same agents write their own subpoenas? (The best reference is this ACLU … Continue reading

>California rejects parental notification for minors’ abortions

>California voters have voted against a State Constitutional amendment to require doctors to notify parents when minor girls obtain an abortion. From the San Francisco Gate: Proposition 4 would alter the state constitution to prohibit a minor from obtaining an abortion until 48 hours after her doctor notified her parent, legal guardian or, in certain … Continue reading

>Washington State passes assisted suicide law

>Washington has joined Oregon in legalizing “physician assisted death.” From the Wall Street Journal blog post on the initiative: A state measure known as Initiative 1000 passed by a margin of 59% to 41%, making it legal for doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of medication for patients with less than six months to live. … Continue reading

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