Skip to comments.Will You be Forced to Perform Abortions?
Posted on 08/14/2009 8:25:07 AM PDT by Wolf13
Modern liberals have a habit of denying the inevitable consequences of their policies. They refuse to concede that a healthcare bureaucracy created and run by persons who embrace utilitarian views of human life might unsettle Americans concerned that government would, as Senator Chuck Grassley put it this week, pull the plug on Grandma.
And they seem baffled by those who find President Obamas professed desire to reduce the number of abortions difficult to reconcile with his efforts to subsidize and expand access to them.
Worst of all is the lefts position on conscience protections for those with religious or moral objections to participating in life-destroying medicine. Obama says he supports robust conscience protections. But dont be fooled.
A current legal case illustrates what life could be like for pro-life healthcare professionals in the Age of Obama. As a lawyer involved in the case explained in an exclusive interview with this column, if Obama and his allies get their way, all pro-life healthcare workers will soon need to ask themselves: Will I be forced to perform abortions?
On May 24th, Nurse Catherina Lorena Cenzon-DeCarlo was beginning her early morning shift at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City when a superior told her that she was needed to assist in an abortion of a 22-week preborn child.
Cenzon-DeCarlo reminded her superior that she had made her religious objections to participating in abortions clear when she was hired five years earlier. But Cenzon-DeCarlo was informed that if she did not participate, she would be charged with insubordination and patient abandonment. These charges would cost Cenzon-DeCarlo her job or nursing license or both, if she did not help out.
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The ADF rocks.
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