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    This is what happens when religious reproductive dogma distorts health care.  In the period 2003-2013 working poor haven't had access to generally accepted medical practice at an affordable cost.  Medicaid-dependent women, native Indian women and military women have political restrictions based on religious dogma imposed on them, leaving those with distressed pregnancies to go into debt or hope they can survive their pregnancy with their health not impaired too badly or can give birth to an infant with a reasonable chance at a functional life.

    The Hobby Lobby case now before the Supreme Court is just one of many political and religious insults to the health of U.S. women.  Those individuals who want sectarian-based medical care can certainly seek it out.  I believe that providers who limit their practice to sectarian-based protocols have an obligation to disclose their bias to any prospective patient.

    Don't look back, something may be gaining on you. - L. "Satchel" Paige

    by arlene on Fri May 02, 2014 at 12:10:59 PM PDT

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