|For years I have heard pro choice people say people shouldnt force their beliefs on others.... I wonder if they truely believe this?
There is a bill currently going before congress and if passed President Obama has said he will sign into law called The Freedom Of Choice Act (F.O.C.A) this will remove all restrictions on abortion. Many pro choice people will be happy. However the bill will force Catholic Hospitals and Care agencies to provide abortions. So i wonder how many pro choice advocates who espouse the notion of not forcing the beliefs of one on another will oppose this bill because it forces pro choice beliefs on Catholics.
Here is a link to a news story.
|It will force doctors to do their jobs if they want federal funding and it will force pharmacists to do their jobs and fill prescriptions rather than discriminating against females and denying them legal medications.
If you don't believe in serving meat, stop working at the steakhouse. If you're against racing horses, don't work at the racetrack. If you find it morally objectionable to strip for money, don't be a stripper. Nobody is "forcing" anyone to do anything...you don't have to work at a job that offers services which compromise your morals. Nobody is forcing you to. What this does is force Christians to do the same thing everyone else has to do...what they're PAID for.
|Again, the only "forcing" is to force people to do their jobs. My job as a salesperson wouldn't include allowing a sexist pig to scream in my face and therefore I could make a complaint with the manager or take other action, but I wouldn't have to take it. Poor comparison.
If you want to compare feminine health care with clothing or everyday interactions, maybe a better comparison would be someone that doesn't believe in breast implants selling bras.
The issue here is people refusing to do the job they are paid for or sucking money from taxpayers whilst refusing to provide those same taxpayers services they might need. Preventing a rape victim from becoming pregnant in the first bloody place is NOT the same as aborting a pregnancy. These woman-hating catholics that believe they are doing "god's will" by forcing pregnancy on rape victims by stalling or preventing care that might prevent pregnancy in the first place are NO BETTER than the rapists themselves.
Raping a woman's right to prevent pregnancy is nothing to be proud of. As for performing abortions, only specialists provide abortion on demand and hospitals and their staff are not expected to do abortions except for therapeudic reasons. Do you seriously want me to buy the argument that Catholics should have the right to endanger women's health and lives for their misogynistic religious beliefs? No. Sorry, no sale.
Do you expect me to accept Christian/Catholic pharmacists making it more difficult for women to obtain birth control-whether it's therapeutic or simply because they don't want to get pregnant? Sorry, no.
Like I said, if you don't like some of the aspects of the job, don't take it.
|I don't think that's fair. I have never believed in such act. NO ONE should be forced to do anything they aren't ok with. I'm pro-choice and plan on becoming an OBGYN but I would NEVER perform an abortion. I just couldn't do it. I would gladly refer my patient somewhere else but if I were FORCED to do it, I'd have to move. Pro-life doctors should never be forced or coerced into doing something that would make it hard for them sleep at night. This is 100% messed up and I would never wish this on anyone.|
And you would be surprised how many wonderful pro-choice women who would have been ob-gyns instead chose another speciality because they could not do an abortion.
Like I said, who would WANT to have a person performing their abortion who was against doing it? That wouldn't be a very pleasant experience and would probably make things much harder on women who chose to have abortions. Catholic Hospitals have crucifixes in EVERY SINGLE ROOM. There are priests and nuns walking around at any given time, and considering that pro-life anti-abortion rhetoric is built around faith-based shame, wouldn't that just make things harder than they had to be?
|If I become an ob/gyn because I want to DELIVER babies why then is it all of a suddent my job to abort them? There are abortion clinics abound why is there even a need to go to a CATHOLIC hospital for an abortion ever? Would a pedaphile be able to go see a therapist who had been raped as a child? Should she not be able to refuse that patient because she doesn;t want to hear sordid details of children being raped and molested or should she suck it up and get over it so that the pedaphile can express his right to seek medical care wherever he wants to?
Should women who work in customer service be forced to listen to and service a man who screams at them and tells them they are second class imbecilees because they weren't born with a penis? Wouldn't she NOT be doing her job if she went instead to get security or refused service?