Saturday, October 31, 2009

Apropos an earlier post . . .

Here's Dr. David Stevens, MD, CEO of the 16,000 member Christians Medical Association:

“As polling has shown, an impressive 45 percent of physicians say they actually are ready to quit medicine if current healthcare legislation passes. Add to that data what a national survey of faith-based physicians found: That 95 percent are ready to leave medicine if a weakening of conscience protections would force them to violate their conscientiously held convictions. Protecting conscience rights and stopping abortion mandates are crucial to any healthcare reform passage. Lawmakers must realize that threatening or minimizing conscience protections holds the potential to create a catastrophic shortage of healthcare access, especially for poor patients.”

More here.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

I read the polling. Sounds like our fellow citizens are split on this. It seems that we want this to be legal, mostly; accessible, mostly; and a moral decision left to physicians and women and the doctors must have the ability to not participate.

OK, how do we get this fixed in the Bill? Abortion is not health care, I agree. Now what? Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

The polls on what the general public wants.

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