Detriment To Our Medical Profession Ruling?
Posted by: "Phil Allen" firstname.lastname@example.org philallenmd
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:26 pm (PDT)
I guess this story about a court ruling about our profesison as medical professionals whether as doctors or as clerks would sum it all up. what are your reactions... I attached the excerpt....if you want the full story...its here http://medicalstrea mline.blogspot. com/
By a unanimous vote on Monday, the California Supreme Court affirmed
the right of a lesbian woman to be inseminated by doctors over their
religious and moral objections. That ruling is being harshly criticized
by faith-based groups that have fought to preserve physicians' right to
practice their faith as part of their professional ethics.
The justices ruled that California's anti-discrimination laws extend to
even medical treatment of homosexuals, and wrote that doctors at the
North Coast Women's Medical Group, a private fertility clinic, had
neither "a free-speech right nor a religious exemption" from the laws. ...
P Allen Smith, M.D.
VAD Department, NY