Not to beat a dead horse, but I had to weigh in here. I'm a bisexual woman, I've been married to a woman for the last nine years and we have an open
relationship so I'm probably one of the most liberal posters here :-D. But this whole court case, bothers me.
My first reaction when I read the topic was right the F on, but then I read what it was actually about and got to thinking. One of the first things I
did was go and check out the Hippocratic oath. That could be a whole nother topic of debate considering the classical version, versus the modern
version versus the one that's ok with abortion and doctor assisted suicide versus the one that isn't so let’s just talk about freedom, because
that's the underlying argument here isn't it? Rights and freedom. So, in the best interest of a free society, a doctor in a private practice should
be allowed to chose who to perform non life threatening operations on. About the only thing I agreed with the poster Iamirrelevant on was when they
stated - "I don't like the idea of the government forcing its idea of morality onto private citizens." And that's the scary part about this case.
Because IMHOP that's exactly what happened here and it is because of that very statement that gays and lesbians can't get legally married in half
Homosexuals have a legitimate beef with a lot of issues, but in this case it isn't that it's illegal for them to get an AI done, it’s just that
this particular doctor didn't want to do it, but did recommend them to someone who would. I can say without question that I really wish everyone
would immediately upgrade their brains and stop running older versions of windows
but in the meantime we need to be very careful that those of us
on both sides of the argument don't forget to let the other side have their opinions without trying to force the government to agree with us, in the
expense of supporting freedom. When we tread on that, we no longer have the luxury of being "right" or "just" anymore. These doctors, did nothing
wrong. They said we can’t do this for you, please go here and in the interest of a free society they should have been allowed to do that. Just like
everyone should have the right to have their marriage recognized by the federal government and have all the government issued rights that go with,
however, not every Priest, Rabbi, Preacher, whatever should be required to perform those marriages. Two very, very different arguments.
Doctors are human people too, with their own private practices and in those instances should be allowed to offer services for those they want. I know
that's a bold statement to make, and can pull in a lot of very sensitive issues, and trust me, I wish people were not discriminatory and loved
everyone (and I believe that one day this retarded system is going to come crashing down and we will be cool like that) but in the interest of a free
society that right now is currently stripping away so many of our rights behind our backs because the current popular opinion is being safe is better
than being free we must, even if we don't agree with the argument surrounding it, support Freedom of Choice. Otherwise, we're not a democracy
anymore and we might as well walk willingly into those concentration camps.
What I find even more f’d up about this case is that ABC news reports: “The Supreme Court did order a trial court to consider whether the
Christian doctors were allowed to refuse inseminating Benitez because she was unmarried.”
I really wish everyone would unblock their chakras and get right all ready.
Oh and for that IMHOP retarded debate on whether or not homosexuality is a choice, all you have to do is ask yourself, when you walk down the street
do you consciously choose who you think is hot and who you think is not. No? All righty then. Not a choice. You can’t cure someone from being
attracted to ugly people anymore than you can cure them from being attracted to those of the same sex. That’s just silly :