Skip to comments.Catholic Medical Association: Coakley Denies Freedom of Conscience, Right to Life
Posted on 01/18/2010 4:52:56 PM PST by tcg
Coakley faces a fierce battle for the senatorial seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy against Republican contender Scott Brown, who is now leading in some polls. However, the election is still too close to call.
In the course of the interview, Martha Coakley demonstrated hostility to conscience rights in general, and to the beliefs of faithful Catholics in particular, stated John F. Brehany, Ph.D., S.T.L., executive director of the CMA.
Of course, the irony is obvious to any observer. Coakley claims to be a Catholic Christian. Yet, she seems to be one of those whom my good friend and Catholic Online Editor in Chief has called Anti-Catholic Catholics. She denies the fundamental human right to life as revealed by the Natural Law, confirmed by medical science, and, taught infallibly by her own Church!
Under the constitutionally protected freedom of conscience clause, workers in health-care environments, whether they are doctors, nurses, even maintenance men, can refuse to offer services, information, or advice to patients regarding abortion contraception, blood transfusions, etc. if the workers are morally opposed to it.
During the program, Pittman brought up a question of whether Coakley would support healthcare legislation that removed such legal protection for the conscience clause.
Pittman stated on his website, I chose this (question) based on her vitriolic campaign attack on Scott Brown's participation with a bill allowing medical people with religious principles to find another emergency room care provider to administer a pill or service to end the life of an unborn in the womb.
When asked if she would support federal legislation that protected the conscience rights of health care providers, Coakley replied, I dont believe that would be included in the health care bill.
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For people like Coakley, there is no religious element to life. To them we are simply meat.
Scott Brown is an abortion advocate.
And why is that fact being censored?
That is the “best case”.
In the worst, we are the enemy, and have negative value.
And why is that fact being censored?”
Perhaps because it is not true? He would be with Coakly on this if he were an advocate.
I've heard rumors about there being lots of Irish-Catholics in Massachusetts.
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