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Doctor and patient both say their liberty was violated -PLUS Rita Cosby glad FOX showed her the door
Knoxville News-Sentinel ^ | August 1, 2005 | WYATT BUCHANAN

Posted on 08/03/2005 3:36:00 PM PDT by Former Military Chick

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You know I am aware of the oath. But, frankly where does it say a doctor must care for a patient whom he/she does not feel comfortable taking care of?

I think it is wrong to force them to do that, perhaps I am in the minority on this but a doctor should be allowed to choose who their patients are.

1 posted on 08/03/2005 3:36:01 PM PDT by Former Military Chick
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To: Former Military Chick

You're right. And I don't miss Sweet Polly Purebred one bit since she left Fox, do you?


2 posted on 08/03/2005 3:38:34 PM PDT by secret garden (Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime)
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To: Former Military Chick

This is confusing. Who the heck is "Crosby"? What does this have to do with Rita Cosby?


3 posted on 08/03/2005 3:38:50 PM PDT by MizSterious (Now, if only we could convince them all to put on their bomb-vests and meet in Mecca...)
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"This is confusing. Who the heck is "Crosby"? What does this have to do with Rita Cosby?"

Thought the same thing on first pass.


4 posted on 08/03/2005 3:40:46 PM PDT by jdm (The answer to the extra credit question on a Columbia U exam is always choice C: "Bush's Fault.")
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As I have said, why cannot a doctor choose to not care for a patient.

If a patient abuses drugs, doctor shops, the doctor can say adios. If a doctor feels they cannot perform surgery and the patient insists, they go for another opinion.

If a doctor feels that insemination of a lesbian is not something he/she feels comfortable doing than I say bravo. Just like the pharmacists who disagree with providing birth control pills.

If this is their choice than the consequence may be of word of mouth and they lose their business. Doctors are to do know harm. But, these are private folks and should be able to say yay or nay.

imho


5 posted on 08/03/2005 3:41:00 PM PDT by Former Military Chick (I salute all our Vets, those who walked before me and all those who walk after me.)
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Dear Rita,

I want to run an ad on MSNBC that says you screwed up big when you gave your interpretation of the Supreme Court decision in 2000 about the Florida ballots. MSNBC will not run that ad. If they will deny me the free speech I am entitled to then they need to not be a broadcaster.

I used to like you, but your arguement here is the lamest I have ever seen. It sounds as tho' you took the contrary position just to have someone take the contrary position.

6 posted on 08/03/2005 3:41:12 PM PDT by feedback doctor (Going to war might mean terrorism, NOT going to war means slavery and death)
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Sweet Polly Purebred

In a million - no, make that a billion - years, that's a term I never would have used to describe the breathless one.

7 posted on 08/03/2005 3:41:22 PM PDT by ErnBatavia
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To: Former Military Chick

Is that Tucker Carlson? That twerp makes me twinge whenever I see him. The damage that he does to conservatism is just appaling. Richard Mellon Scaife should pay him to get him off of the air.


8 posted on 08/03/2005 3:41:38 PM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: Former Military Chick

If a doctor can be forced to artificially inseminate a patient, can he then be forced to do abortions? Very scary situations can evolve from this.


9 posted on 08/03/2005 3:43:29 PM PDT by pobodys nerfect
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To: MizSterious

Please read the second part of the interview. Rita Cosby use to do the Big Story on FOX, on the weekends.

Her pro. attitude went south for me when she sucked up to the ma and pa Jackson.

She is now with MSNBC. Good riddance.


10 posted on 08/03/2005 3:43:55 PM PDT by Former Military Chick (I salute all our Vets, those who walked before me and all those who walk after me.)
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To: jdm; MizSterious

Just a clarification there is a show on MSNBC, called the Situation. Cosby was a guest, promoting her new show, and one of the topics and doctor who refused to inseminate a lesbian, and she is now miffed.

Cosby seems to think a doctor cannot refuse care and further thinks the doctor should leave the profession.

She also called herself a middle of the road kind of gal. She thinks MJ was not guilty, give her the hook, she is now MSNBCs problem.


11 posted on 08/03/2005 3:46:31 PM PDT by Former Military Chick (I salute all our Vets, those who walked before me and all those who walk after me.)
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IF this is a transcript of thrilling dialogue between Tucker Carlson and other "commentators" it illustrates two of my media laws:

1 All discussion shows involving reporters sitting around pretending to talk to one another are unwatchable and unwatched.

2 The media's downfall can be traced to when they started interviwing each other rather than going out and actually covering the news and real people who do things.

12 posted on 08/03/2005 3:46:59 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Former Military Chick

I'm surprised that doctors treat patients who do not have a "release of liability" statement signed.


13 posted on 08/03/2005 3:47:32 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It!)
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To: pobodys nerfect

Yes it does, it is am important subject and Cosby's remarks just pushed me over the edge.

There is no way a doctor should have to do something they feel morally is incorrect. If you do not like him, than let folks know. He is a private provider, who needs this headache.


14 posted on 08/03/2005 3:48:28 PM PDT by Former Military Chick (I salute all our Vets, those who walked before me and all those who walk after me.)
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15 posted on 08/03/2005 3:48:30 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Former Military Chick

Didn't really read the post but I hated Crosby on Fox, glad she's gone.


16 posted on 08/03/2005 3:48:32 PM PDT by benjaminjjones
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To: Former Military Chick
I agree that a doctor should be able to object to a procedure, e.g., abortion, prescribing the abortion pill, etc. based on religious/moral grounds. Isn't that what liberals argue for conscientious objectors? Isn't their entire philosophy based on the individual conscientious (no matter how misguided or ill-formed)?

Also, for Rita Cosby, good riddance, and don't let the door hit you in the ever expanding butt on your way out the door.

17 posted on 08/03/2005 3:48:59 PM PDT by CWW (Mark Sanford for President on 2008!)
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To: Former Military Chick

This is but a little preview of what would happen if, God forbid, HillaryCare ever comes to America.


18 posted on 08/03/2005 3:49:00 PM PDT by Cincinna (BEWARE HILLARY and her HINO)
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To: Former Military Chick

I also think I'd refuse to inseminate on the basis of the legal difficulties it could cause me opening me up to lawsuit.


19 posted on 08/03/2005 3:49:06 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It!)
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I think it is wrong to force them to do that, perhaps I am in the minority on this but a doctor should be allowed to choose who their patients are.

I tend to agree. This wasn't an emergency situation where the doctor refused to treat her because she was a lesbian.

This was a purely elective procedure and I think the doctor has every right to refuse to perform such procedure. She's free to go to another doctor.

20 posted on 08/03/2005 3:49:49 PM PDT by Modernman ("A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy." -Disraeli)
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