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  •  It just hit me; that's just like the (5+ / 0-)

    "crisis pregnancy center" trick where a woman who needs an abortion is strung along with the promise of one until it's too late.

    It also reminds me of the case of the lesbian who was denied in-vitro fertilization based on a doctor's religious beliefs, but only after she had gone through several months of expensive preparatory treatment (with serious side effects) administered by that same doctor.

    This is one of the big problems with creating legislation by citizen initiative; in a formal legislative process at least some staffer with a law degree would realize that the bill needs language to make it clear that it doesn't cover non-performance of obligations and doesn't bar relief for breach of contract or detrimental reliance.

    Unfortunately when smart and educated people get crazy ideas they can come up with plausibly truthy arguments. -- Andrew F Cockburn

    by ebohlman on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 02:47:45 PM PST

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