I think this has less to do with getting the operation than it has to do with forcing another institution to bow to the perverted desires of a slim sub-set of society.
Without a doubt. He could easily have sought his operation at another hospital more obliging to his aberrant group.
Exactly. Why should a hospital be forced to perform surgery it doesn't think necessary anyway? What if someone wanted a breast implant on the top of his head? Should the surgeon be forced to do that?
Exactly right. However, you can bet that if this hospital were some other “faith,” the ACLU would be doing backflips to ensure that the hospital need not perform procedures in conflict with thier sincerely held beliefs. After all, even Target employees have the right not to handle bacon and pork chops at the checkout stand because it’s “against their religion.” No, this is yet another attempt to force Catholic hospitals to compromise their beliefs or risk losing Medicaid and Medicare funding (though I am not implying that this poor soul’s implant is government funded). Many Catholic hospitals have shut down their ob/gyn departments so as not to be forced to do abortions, and all are in the dilemma of what do do about emergency contraception. But if you are another religion your beliefs are not just respected, they are pandered to.
Agreed. He could simply go back to the hospital that provided him the sex-change operation. So there’s an agenda here that’s more than just the breast enlargement.