Catholic hospital reprimands doctor for doing his job.

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Good point Kim.

Stacy, I do recognize that in the real world there is a problem in some parts of the country with women being able to find doctors to perform safe, legal abortions, and that is definitely a problem. But I don't think that the answer is to force doctors to do procedures against their will, or to bar people from becoming OBGYNs if they don't want to perform abortions. If we had 86% less OBGYNs, that certainly wouldn't fix the problem of women having easy access to healthcare, and I just cannot for the life of me see forcing someone to do something that violates their ethics. Honestly, the idea of that turns my stomach. Neither is a good solution to me. I'm not sure what the solution is, but I'm pretty sure saying "You MUST perform abortions or else you can't be an OBGYN" isn't it.

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

Good point Kim.

Stacy, I do recognize that in the real world there is a problem in some parts of the country with women being able to find doctors to perform safe, legal abortions, and that is definitely a problem. But I don't think that the answer is to force doctors to do procedures against their will, or to bar people from becoming OBGYNs if they don't want to perform abortions. If we had 86% less OBGYNs, that certainly wouldn't fix the problem of women having easy access to healthcare, and I just cannot for the life of me see forcing someone to do something that violates their ethics. Honestly, the idea of that turns my stomach. Neither is a good solution to me. I'm not sure what the solution is, but I'm pretty sure saying "You MUST perform abortions or else you can't be an OBGYN" isn't it.

I couldn't agree more.

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I'm not sure what the answer is, but the notion that someone else's personal belief system can or should affect *MY* health care is appalling to me. There is no other procedure I can think of where we allow that to happen. And, contrary to Bonita's experience, the American Academy of Pediatrics does require that pediatricians administer vaccinations whether they personally agree with them or not. I've heard that from a practicing pediatrician who has not vaccinated her own kids, and who does not recommend vaccination to others, but she is required to vaccinate any child whose parent requests it or she could lose her license. And that's the way it should be. Her personal beliefs about the issue should not affect the care she provides to her patients.

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"Spacers" wrote:

I'm not sure what the answer is, but the notion that someone else's personal belief system can or should affect *MY* health care is appalling to me. There is no other procedure I can think of where we allow that to happen. And, contrary to Bonita's experience, the American Academy of Pediatrics does require that pediatricians administer vaccinations whether they personally agree with them or not. I've heard that from a practicing pediatrician who has not vaccinated her own kids, and who does not recommend vaccination to others, but she is required to vaccinate any child whose parent requests it or she could lose her license. And that's the way it should be. Her personal beliefs about the issue should not affect the care she provides to her patients.

Even if that is the case, vaccinations are standard medical procedure. Abortion is not.

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"Spacers" wrote:

I'm not sure what the answer is, but the notion that someone else's personal belief system can or should affect *MY* health care is appalling to me. There is no other procedure I can think of where we allow that to happen. And, contrary to Bonita's experience, the American Academy of Pediatrics does require that pediatricians administer vaccinations whether they personally agree with them or not. I've heard that from a practicing pediatrician who has not vaccinated her own kids, and who does not recommend vaccination to others, but she is required to vaccinate any child whose parent requests it or she could lose her license. And that's the way it should be. Her personal beliefs about the issue should not affect the care she provides to her patients.

Do you also support the idea of forcing doctors to do Euthanasia? Do you support the idea of forcing someone to preform the death penalty?

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

Even if that is the case, vaccinations are standard medical procedure. Abortion is not.

Sure they are.

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