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The Obama administration plans to reverse a regulation from late in the Bush administration allowing health-care workers to refuse to provide services based on moral objections, an official said Friday.
The rule protects the rights of health care providers who refuse to participate in certain procedures.
The Provider Refusal Rule was proposed by the Bush White House in August and enacted on January 20, the day President Barack Obama took office.
It expanded on a 30-year-old law establishing a "conscience clause" for "health-care professionals who don't want to perform abortions."
Originally posted by skeptic1
I can understand a doctor refusing to perform an abortion on moral grounds. And, I have no problem with that.
I cannot understand a doctor refusing to refer a patient to another doctor to perform the procedure. And, I have a problem with that.
If you go into the medical field, you gotta leave your moral obligations behind. I dont' want someone treating me with religion.