Friday, November 06, 2009

Healthcare bill - the end of physician 'right of conscience'

Pete Chagnon - OneNewsNow - 11/6/2009 6:30:00 AM

The CEO of the Christian Medical Association says government-run healthcare will mean the end of right of conscience for physicians.

The House promises a vote on healthcare reform by Saturday, although a version of the bill would still need to be approved by the Senate. Dr. David Stevens warns if that happens, many will feel inclined to leave the medical profession.

"It's going to damage right of conscience for faith-based healthcare professionals. We actually surveyed 2,800 faith-based doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, and 95 percent of them said they will leave healthcare if it came down to violating their conscience on abortion, human cloning, physician-assisted suicide, and other issues," Stevens reports. "And this bill, particularly the one in the Senate, provides absolutely no protection, even though it's guaranteed to us in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights."

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Patients and medical professionals can learn more about this issue and what to do about it at http://www.Freedom2Care.org

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