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Doctors with religious objections- what care should they HAVE to provide?

 

If you have a religious objection to performing the duties of a job, then religious freedom means you don’t have to take that job. It doesn’t mean that you have the right to take that job, refuse to perform your duties, and then demand to be exempt from the consequences. If we allow people to refuse to do their jobs on religious grounds, where will it end? ~Adam Lee

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/daylightatheism/2013/03/what-care-should-doctors-have-to-provide/

 
IhartU

Asked by IhartU at 9:26 AM on Mar. 14, 2013 in Religious Debate

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Answers (25)
  • The doctor has the right to refer a patient to someone else or ask them to see some one else.

    The Dr. Has the right to take his or her oath of doing no harm. That may include refusing to do any elective surgery.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 5:38 PM on Mar. 15, 2013

  • But if you are a vegan you do not have to butcher it or eat it.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 11:08 PM on Mar. 15, 2013

  • No it is not.
    A lawyer has the ability to represent anyone in his given area. Most specialize and will tell you, I do not handle custody cases or I do not handle divorces etc.

    This doctor does not do abortions.

    Same thing
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:51 AM on Mar. 16, 2013

  • But if you are a vegan you do not have to butcher it or eat it.


    True.  And if you are a doctor or pharmacist, you can provide the necessary or requested care without accepting it for yourself.

    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 11:20 AM on Mar. 16, 2013

  • No it is not.
    A lawyer has the ability to represent anyone in his given area. Most specialize and will tell you, I do not handle custody cases or I do not handle divorces etc.


    A court appointed attorney can NOT opt out - they have to do whatever case the court gives them to do. That is more analogous to working in a hospital. If a doctor doesn't want to provide certain services, they need to specialize in dermatology or cardiology, and not be a GP. But, if they ARE a GP or a surgeon or an E/R doc, then no, they aren't entitled to endanger someone else's life over their morals.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:50 PM on Mar. 16, 2013