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Why Don't You Switch Your Doctor If He Has Moral Objections To Abortion?

We all knew that the moment Obama was elected as the 44th President, there would be some serious setbacks on abortion front.  Well, here is the latest setback for abortion opponents, Obama administration will announce next week its going to rescind Bush abortion rule.  It provides some job protections for doctors and nurses who have moral qualms on abortion (and birth control).

“It would be a horrible move. These regulations were a long time coming,” said Tom McClusky, a vice president at Family Research Council. “What they seek to do is protect patients, nurses, doctors and other health care professionals from being forced to violate their consciences.”

An abortion isn’t like a medical emergency, where decisions have to be made in a split second.  In fact, only 1% and 6% of abortions occur because of rape or incest, and potential health problems to either child or mother respectively.  93& of abortions occur because of social reasons.  So, for most women, they do have time to consider whether an abortion is the right choice to make.  Therefore, time constraints aren’t a major factor here.

What happens when a woman picks a doctor who may have moral objections to performing an abortion?  Wouldn’t it make more sense if that woman simply switched to a different doctor who have no such moral qualms than to force the doctor she has right now to perform a medical operation against his or her own conscience?  What happened to freedom of refusing a service, which you may find objectionable? 

Why is it always that abortion proponents are seeking to force abortions down the throats of doctors and nurses?  There are plenty of abortion clinics that are willing to perform such disgusting operations, why couldn’t women go to these places?  I think the answer to that question lies in what kind of liberal agenda many people are pushing onto America.  I think we all agree on one thing: liberals want a perfect paradise devoid of religion, moral values, liberty, and all things that make America a great country, even if it means forcing everybody to agree and accept the liberal version of a more perfect Union.

But the worst is yet to come.  Pretty soon, we’ll see a seat vacated on Supreme Court, and President Obama will have an opportunity to appoint a young liberal judge, confirmed perhaps largely by a Democratic-controlled Senate.  That means all effort put into fighting abortions for the last 30 years or so will have come to nought at least for conservatives.  This is why every election is so crucial.  I know this can’t be said enough repeatedly, but elections do have consequences.

And now, it’s not just ordinary Americans paying the price of Obama’s stimulus bill, but also doctors and nurses who have moral qualms with abortion issues.  I wouldn’t be surprised if some doctors and nurses will now have to reconsider whether they might have to switch to different careers, if they find themselves no longer able to practice medicine without being forced to do things against their consciences.

At this point, I have only one thing to say to women who want abortions.  I can’t stop them from having abortions, but I’d urge them simply to find a different doctor to perform abortions.  They do have that choice, and as far I know, nothing in law prevents them from making that choice.  So choose a different doctor, please.

Cross-posted to Deaf Conservative’s Domain blog.