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
Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:18 AM on Mar. 14, 2013
Answer by winterglow at 11:28 AM on Mar. 14, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 1:06 PM on Mar. 14, 2013
Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:12 AM on Mar. 14, 2013
A doctor takes an oath to do no harm.
They also take an oath to do what is in the best interest of the patient and not to discriminate. However refusal of treatment based on their own "religious" objections IS discrimination. Now they get away with it in many cases due to a conscience clause, however they must inform the patient of the moral objection AND refer them to another doctor. Many do NOT do this, leaving the patient to seek out the proper treatment on their own.
Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:26 AM on Mar. 14, 2013
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 1:11 PM on Mar. 14, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 2:21 PM on Mar. 14, 2013
Answer by ohwrite at 10:07 AM on Mar. 14, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 12:55 PM on Mar. 14, 2013
I think that if they have objections to fulfilling their duties in a profession, then they should choose another profession. It is not up to a doctor or pharmacist to decide which of their religious rules should apply to me. If I need medical care, I wish to see a medical professional, not a preacher.
Answer by jsbenkert at 1:54 PM on Mar. 14, 2013