Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Don't Force Their Hands

We have been helped by innumerable medical personal over the years. The sheer number of them has been amazing to us and that they take such good care of our little boy has been such a gift. We know that we do not agree with all the lifestyle choices, religious beliefs, or personal opinions of the doctors, nurses and other medical people that have taken care of our son but we have respected that they worked their hardest and did their best to take care of him in his every need. Everyone of them regardless of their faith or creed has been prayed for by our family and thanked profusely for working so selflishley to help our son. Our doctors, nurses and pharmacists are good people who should never be forced by law or policy to go against their conciences to preform or dispense something with which they disagree. President Obama is in the process of rescinding a regulation from late in the Bush administration allowing health-care workers to refuse to provide services based on moral objections. What many do not realize is that the required public comment phase began March 10 and ends April 9. It is also very difficult to find the link to provide such comment. So if you have an opinion on this please click on "Comment Here" below and tell them so. If the advocates of choice were honest they would let our doctors, nurses and other medical professionals exercise their choice too.

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selina said...

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Kim said...

While I agree that no one should be forced to go against their conscience, this change in policy seems to only apply IF they accept federal funds (at least that was what the PDF link on that site stated). So these people do have the option of working for a private institution that doesn't accept federal funds.

Gina said...

Thanks Kaylee!

Kim, Working for a private institution sounds good in theory, but that would mean that the only doctors that are in the public hospitals are those that have no conscience issues with abortion and eventually euthanasia - that's kinda scary when you think about how many public hospitals there are and how many people only have access to health care through those insititutions. Now would I like to see the government get their mits out of all of it, yep, sure would, but it won't happen overnight.

Kim said...

Unfortunately the government will never get their hands out of health care issues, especially since they are footing the bill in many cases. As difficult as it is for me to admit, I feel that as long as they are paying for services, the government should have a say in the way these places do business. It's very similar to the way we spend our money (supporting those businesses that we agree with) but on a larger scale.

Gina said...

I agree. At least in the foreseeable future there is no such thing as health care that is free of government fingers - but while it is certainly beyond the control of individuals, I think we would be remiss not to stand against what we view as bad decisions made by the government, this being one of them.