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  •  Yep, Batya. Even ER work would do the trick. (1+ / 0-)
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    Batya the Toon

    A doc or nurse would be highly unlikely to become involved with optional abortions in an emergency room setting; and any abortions they did run into would likely deal with a life-or-life choice, which under almost every religious system favors the mother.  Except maybe the Catholic church and extreme protestant fundamentalists.

    As to your second paragraph, I think most rabbis would consider government-mandated health insurance to be a kind of a tax on the employer.  Once taxed, the money is out of our hands, and no longer our responsibility (I'm using our in the hypothetical sense).  So yes, you're right.

    I still see some difficulty if the employer is a church or a religious charity (including church-owned hospitals).  It gets murky, and even more so if the charity or hospital accepts federal funds of any sort.  I'm conflicted on this, even though deep inside I'd feel some satisfaction if the Catholic church were divested of its assets and then dissolved.

    I enjoy reading Kaili Joy Gray's essays, even though I occasionally disagree with her.  I'm of the wrong sex to have a dog in the abortion fight, and too old in any case.  But the subjects Kaili brings up are very often related to conversations I participate in or at least listen in on with my daughters and granddaughters.  Mostly I read and listen and try to learn.  Now and then I open my big mouth and get in trouble, but that's okay.    

    The wisdom of my forebears ... Two wise people will never agree. Man begins in dust and ends in dust — meanwhile it's good to drink some vodka. A man studies until he's seventy and dies a fool.

    by Not A Bot on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 06:27:44 PM PST

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