Skip to comments.Senate Rejects Protecting Abortion-Conscience Rights for Doctors
Posted on 04/03/2009 8:46:28 AM PDT by julieee
Washington, DC -- The Senate on Thursday night rejected an amendment from a pro-life senator that would have provided conscience protection on abortion for doctors and medical centers. The amendment comes at a time when President Barack Obama is considering overturning further protections.
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So we’re to the point of the government forcing doctors to perform abortions against their wishes? That’s dangerously close to Nazi eugenics in my view. Joseph Mengele would be proud.
OK, let’s just say it, shall we? This poop chute is not ‘pro-choice’, he’s pro-death for those who can’t defend themselves, whose cries of pain and anguish can’t be heard from the cramped watery apartments in which they live their innocent little lives as they’re being torn limb from limb.
I hate this _______.
This is a powerful moral issue, much like slavery was before and during the American Civil War.
Very scary indeed.
Let’s see - one set of humans defining another set of humans as less human and therefore subject to the whims of the first set, up to and including their extermination.
Sounds pretty analogous to me.
> Thats dangerously close to Nazi eugenics in my view.
Dangerously close? It’s the same.
There are OB/GYN practitioners who will retire or become dentists and osteopaths rather than being forced to perform abortions.
Of course, this fits right in with government plans to take over and ration “health care”, which used to be called “medicine” or the “medical profession”.
Imagine the people who run the government schools running the hospitals and clinics.
> Joseph Mengele would be proud.
So would Josef Stalin.
This is part of the ongoing struggle being waged at the UN and in the corridors of power of various governments to have abortion proclaimed as a "human right". Once that happens the deluge will begin in earnest. Hospitals and physicians who refuse to perform these procedures will be deemed to be guilty of "human rights violations". Then the persecution will hit top gear.
At present, abortion is a "choice". However, the "pro-choice" folk aren't content with that for it allows for the possibility of dissent and claims of conscience. There can be no escape route for those who object to abortion. Dissent must be silenced. You will cooperate with the killing.
Punitive actions will then be imposed, with increasing severity, on those who obstinately deny "the people" their "human rights". We're rapidly approaching the time when we'll no longer be able to simply talk the talk. We'll have to stand up and be counted and suffer for our beliefs.
The Congress HAS NO CONSCIENCE! THEY ARE FOR LATE TERM ABORTION AND IN FACT FOR ALL ABORTION ANYTIME ANYPLACE ANYWHERE AS LED BY THEIR CHIEF BABY KILLER OBUMMER!
I might have miscounted but the nays were:
Casey voted yea
Let’s see Toomey use that as an ad.
Complete violation of the First Amendment.
Express your opposition to Obama’s heinous plan to overturn the Provider Conscience Clause by emailing email@example.com.
This “public comment” period expires April 9.
Pay caps for all doctors...it's a national necessity
/wish it was sarcasm
A conscientious objector (CO) is an individual who, on religious, moral or ethical grounds, refuses to participate as a combatant in war or, in some cases, to take any role that would support a combatant organization armed forces.
Will the Senate now address this issue and render the same verdict ?
didnt think so
Does anyone out there have a, or know of, a list of CATHOLIC senators who have voted to PREVENT their fellow CATHOLICS from obeying their deeply held religious beliefs?
I’d be very curious. How did that most observant Catholic from Massachusetts, E.M.Kennedy vote? Just curious.
Doctors just should say no.
Um...m...m, that’s the right they just lost.
Now is the time, folks, to decide if we’re just going to fall in line — or draw one.
This shows you how little the RATS truly care about the availability of healthcare services. Catholic hospitals might just shut down because of this, reducing the availability of all kinds of services. But it’s more important to these RATS to make a political statement!
Kennedy did not vote (probably was not present). Kerry and Landrieu voted nay. I believe both claim to be Catholic.
Ys, like they’re going to lock up all the doctors who refuse. Then where is “national health care.” Suing doctors will have the same effect.
Watch for the Catholic hospitals to close, too.
AM I MISSING SOMETHING!!
Nah, just think Rosa Parks.
Kaufman, the seat warmer from DE, is a cino. As for the rest who voted for murder,
KISS MY @$$! I REFUSE!
I just emailed Pope Benedict XVI.
Part of my letter:
God would not have sent the Angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary BEFORE she was over shadowed by the Holy Spirit to tell her “the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God” (Douay-Rheims Luke 2:35b) unless God was telling her that before the “over shadowing” there was no ‘life’ within her, but afterward, there not only was life, but that He would be The Life and her Life. Jesus existed as a life, as a living person, from the moment of the Holy Spirit’s over shadowing of The Blessed Mother. Now if that’s not God speaking to us about when life begins . . . what else is?
Obamas Friday order to Catholic hospitals: Shut up, commit abortions or Ill shut you down
March 2, 2009,
By Kevin Coach Collins
The underhanded Obama administration has quietly moved to rescind the conscience clause found in agreements between the federal government and Catholic hospitals.
This conscience clause has always protected practitioners from being forced to commit abortions in violation of their consciences. Its removal means Catholic hospitals will be forced to choose between federal funds for committing abortions and closing down to maintain a clear conscience.
Phonies with egg on their faces
Nevertheless, phony Catholic judas goats like Douglas Kmiec are still beating their chests with pride at having delivered 52% of the Catholic vote to the abortion team last fall.
In January Kmiec smugly wrote The scurrilous remarks of conservative bloggers missed the point, which was that I and millions of others who voted for Obama did so not despite our Catholic faith but because of it.
As a proud conservative blogger I have to ask this vile man how voting for a monster who could allow miracle abortion surviving infants to die unattended on a cold steel table in a broom closet is Catholic faith.
Reminding us why print media is dying, two weeks ago Times Amy Sullivan instructed us confused Catholics, that FOCA does not even exist. Insisting it will not be considered, she gently explains FOCA is merely a myth imagined by our Bishops which will not be voted on in Congress so it cant threaten the sanctity of life.
Perhaps Sullivan could discern a comforting difference between being sent to a work camp rather than a concentration camp but her logic escapes me. The truth may be Obama doesnt sign anything named FOCA, but whether its called FOCA or the Sunshine and Applesauce law, hell sign a law extorting Catholic hospitals into committing abortions thereby killing Catholic hospitals.
Obamas sneaky order proves both of these phonies wrong.
In many ways this is the clarion call we have been waiting for. It sweeps aside the self delusions of many liberals who could not believe Barack Obama is the Marxist we have been saying he is right along. Making this announcement when he did shows he is a coward and doesnt have the stomach for the fight we have to give him over this and many other issues. The battle is joined. Pick a side. Will you sit and watch or take action?
There is a shortage of Doctors and I imagine it will increase, when Doctors must obey the governments decisions about how they are allowed to follow their desired profession. That creates a whole new set of problems.
This whole process of sending our tax money to Washington, where is has proved to return about 25% of the monies to the individual states. VERY inefficient was of handling money. The government is wasteful and careless, and nobody there thinks it matters anyway, as long as they get theirs.
The answer is in not sending income taxes to the federal government ... keep it in your own state
OH! We know how well California is doing; and New York ... wait there must be another way.
Government health care is another infamous plan bound to waste as much on the bureaucracy, as on the health care itself.
God have mercy on us ... we ask for Your Help ... forgive our selfish ways, and turn our hearts to You. AMEN.
Every “Catholic” who voted for this should be “Book Bell and Candled” out of the Church.
Easy enough fix, all the Docotrs need do is state the fee of $1,000,000.00 per abortion. This way, if you can’t pay go somewhere else.
“Easy enough fix, all the Docotrs need do is state the fee of $1,000,000.00 per abortion. This way, if you cant pay go somewhere else.”
Good solution. Can individual doctors actually set their own prices?
So what does Michael Steele have to say about Spector, Snowe and Collins NOW?
Private practice, yes they can.