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    Michigan lesbian couple says pediatrician denied baby care due to sexual orientation

    To be quite honest this did surprise me. For some reason I thought that educated people can and would rise above such blatant bigotry, but I guess that low life imbeciles exist in every walk of life.
    This doctor refused to treat an infant because the parents are gay.
    Lesbian couple says Michigan pediatrician denied baby care due to sexual orientation | 7online.com

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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    That's unfortunate. The doctor is protected by their religious beliefs and thus is allowed to refuse the patient.

    Thank the universe the bible doesn't make any explicit prohibitions to other minority groups or more people would be S.0.L
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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    That's unfortunate. The doctor is protected by their religious beliefs and thus is allowed to refuse the patient.

    Thank the universe the bible doesn't make any explicit prohibitions to other minority groups or more people would be S.0.L
    "As it turns out, Roi has free choice too - the American Medical Association says physicians cannot refuse to care for patients based on sexual orientation, but doctors can refuse treatment if it's incompatible with their personal, religious or moral beliefs.In Michigan - there are no laws that protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families from discrimination."

    That law will change real soon.

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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    That's unfortunate. The doctor is protected by their religious beliefs and thus is allowed to refuse the patient.

    Thank the universe the bible doesn't make any explicit prohibitions to other minority groups or more people would be S.0.L
    Actually, it doesn't matter if the Bible says anything about other minority groups or not, so long as the law allows a religious exemption, the doctors would then be able to deny them service based on this because of their religious beliefs. Believe God is against interracial or interfaith or single parents? A religious exemption technically allows for you to turn these people away, even if you are a doctor. And that is the huge issue with allowing for religious exemptions of discrimination laws. It allows people to use religion as an excuse to discriminate against people even when other reasoning would not fly.
    "A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt

    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    Should have her license revoked... there is only one rule for doctors.. the Hippocratic oath
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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Should have her license revoked... there is only one rule for doctors.. the Hippocratic oath
    Wow, have you actually read the Hippocratic Oath? I wouldn't have guessed that you were a strong advocate for this little gem: "Moreover, I will get no sort of medicine to any pregnant woman, with a view to destroy the child."

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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Should have her license revoked... there is only one rule for doctors.. the Hippocratic oath
    Tell that to doctors who prescribe unnecessary, harmful synthetic hormones, and surgically mutilate the genitals of people with mental disorders.

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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Tell that to doctors who prescribe unnecessary, harmful synthetic hormones, and surgically mutilate the genitals of people with mental disorders.
    They are not doctors, but deranged scientists at best.
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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Tell that to doctors who prescribe unnecessary, harmful synthetic hormones, and surgically mutilate the genitals of people with mental disorders.
    Doctors have been "mutilating" the genitals of babies for a long time.

    And just because you think they are unnecessary, doesn't make it true. You are not a doctor, nor are you truly concerned about the mental health of such people.
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    Re: Bigotry is well and alive even among doctors.

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Wow, have you actually read the Hippocratic Oath? I wouldn't have guessed that you were a strong advocate for this little gem: "Moreover, I will get no sort of medicine to any pregnant woman, with a view to destroy the child."
    You know very well what I mean. The child needed care and refusing care is a fundamental break of any doctors oath or position.
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