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    More than a dozen states are considering new laws to protect health workers who do not want to provide care that conflicts with their personal beliefs, a surge of legislation that reflects the intensifying tension between asserting individual religious values and defending patients' rights.

    Then compare these two paragraphs

    Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin said Indiana's proposal could withstand free-speech challenges if doctors tell women the information is required by the state and
    might not necessarily reflect their own views

    "If a doctor can put it in those terms, then he's acting as a conduit from the state to the woman," he said.

    How the hell do we allow these people to get away with this Bull shit? First they are passing laws that protect doctors right to ignore patients based on their own personal beliefs and now they are forcing doctors to go against their own personal beliefs. Am I missing something here or do the two not add up?

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