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I despise the left wing liberal attempts to change America. I support FREEDOM, freedom of speech, right to bear arms, religious freedom and protecting the rights of Americans, including the unborn. Close the border, round up illegals and send them home. Welcome them back with a green card. I believe in preserving the visions of our founding fathers which did not include Socialism or Sharia Law. This IS STILL America.....at least for now.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Conscience Clause for Health Care Workers

The Obama Administration plans to overturn the Conscience Clause that was put into effect by the Bush Administration. This clause was mainly to protect health care workers from being forced to perform abortions (but included other medical procedures such as sex change operations)that they object to on moral grounds.

Sadly, there ARE abortion clinics that women could utilize, but it seems that is not enough for Obama. He stands firm that all doctors requested to perform an abortion should be REQUIRED by law to do it. Never mind the religious and moral beliefs held by the physician.

Since when did the government become the ruling conscience? What right do they have to DICTATE, yes DICTATE to doctors that they must perform procedures that violate their religious and moral standards?

This does not only affect Christian doctors....but would affect Muslim doctors as well. It would seem this is one of two things that Muslims and Christian conservatives have in common is their beliefs against abortion.

I know that if I were a doctor and was told that I must perform these procedures on demand....I would leave the medical field even if it meant working at McDonald's for the rest of my life. In fact, I would go to jail before anyone forced me to perform an abortion.

This will go much deeper than abortion. It could apply to giving an 11 year old girl birth control without parental consent or knowledge. As a mother, I would want to know that my young child was seeking out birth control. Then there are the sex change operations. How can you force a doctor to do this? Why would you even want to force a doctor to do it? There are many other doctors out there who have no issue with performing these kinds of procedures, why make someone who has a moral objection do it?

In the very near future all health care will be under government control. The government will dictate to YOU and YOUR DOCTOR what is best for YOU. Your doctor will have no choice but to follow their directions because, after all, he will then be a government employee.

This is not even socialism...it is communism.

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    Rescission Proposal: 0991-AB49 http://www.regulations.gov/search/search_results.jsp?css=0&&Ntk=All&Ntx=mode+matchall&Ne=2+8+11+8053+8054+8098+8074+8066+8084+8055&N=0&Ntt=0991-AB49&sid=12078CBEF750

    On April 9, the 30 day comment period will end in which citizens can voice their concern of President Obama's rescission of the conscience clause. This clause allows medical professionals and organizations (such as hospitals) to choose not to provide services which are contrary to their religious beliefs or missions. This specifically pertains to the performance of abortions and sterilizations. Information on the clause and to make a public comment can be found at http://www.regulations.gov/search/search_results.jsp?css=0&&Ntk=All&Ntx=mode+matchall&Ne=2+8+11+8053+8054+8098+8074+8066+8084+8055&N=0&Ntt=0991-AB49&sid=12078CBEF750

    The conscience clause has been in effect since the 1970's, for over 30 years. During that time, abortions and sterilizations have grown in both demand and availability, being readily available throughout the country even in rural areas. Therefore, the existence of this regulation has in no way limited the ability of all Americans to receive these services if they choose.

    This clause has, however, protected the freedom of both medical professionals and medical organizations (a corporation is legally a "person"). It allows those individuals to conduct their medical work without being forced into any conduct that would contradict their faith views. It allows hospitals with faith-based missions to continue to practice as well. Note that Catholic hospitals are the largest provider of hospital services in the United states. Then consider other hospitals with faith based missions, and you can see the import of this clause to allowing these organizations to exist, as well as see that this clause has in no way limited availability of abortion services.

    There is an old saying "if it ain't broke, why fix it?". This is true here. After 30 years, this amendment is well tested and has not inhibited the quality of health care provided to Americans.

    So why now is the Obama administration attempting to rescind this clause? We don't know, but clearly it is not for the purpose of improving health care.

    What will be the results if this is rescinded? Catholic hospitals across the country, the largest provider of hospital services in this nation, will close down. Medical professionals of all faiths will risk losing their job due to religious discrimination or have to willingly give up their job. So the quality of healthcare IN EVERY SINGLE AREA OF HEALTH will be drastically and negatively affected, as well as religious discrimination and persecution institutionalized in our healthcare system. And all done to force mandatory abortion services that are not even needed because sufficient facilities and personnel exist to provide these.

    So why now is I the Obama administration attempting to rescind this clause? It makes absolutely no sense.


    Our country was founded upon religious freedom. To repeal this clause and force individuals as well as medical organizations to conduct acts against their religious beliefs or corporate mission statements is discrimination. There are sufficient providers of abortion and sterilization services across the country, even in rural areas; it is clearly not necessary to force medical professionals and organizations to conduct these services. This clause has been in effect for over 30 years without causing any undue hardship to the American people. Therefore, there is no sound, need-based reason for rescinding this clause. The reason can only be discrimination against people of faith. In rescinding this clause, our government is potentially ruining our entire health care system simply for the purpose of making abortion mandatory (note, it is already easily available). Even citizens with no particular faith belief can see how their overall health care will be adversely affected by this action. This defies all logic and so can only be hate based.

    It is important that every American, whether or not of any faith belief, stand up and insist this clause remain in effect for the continued quality healthcare of all American citizens IN ALL FIELDS OF MEDICINE. Don't let a political agenda destroy our healthcare system.

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