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  •  Good for you (0+ / 0-)

    I hope you welcome whole-heartedly governmental interference in other medical options - like abortion and the prescribing of contraception too. After all - states may soon have the right to decide those choices too!

    He who can destroy a thing, controls a thing - Mua'dib

    by Shane Hensinger on Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 06:47:58 PM PST

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    •  Here's the problem (2+ / 0-)
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      Mary2002, Fallon

      Either you eliminate all state interference in the realm of the professions, and I mean all professions, or you allow it. Then the question is what types of interference and regulation do you allow? It is a logical fallacy and an over-simplification to cite the instances you do as the reductio ad absurdum of my stance. These are issues that need to be fought out on a societal level, but to relegate it to all a simplistic formula, and then tie it in to something as incendiary as the abortion issue is, IMHO, mistaken.

      I share your pessimism, by the way, about state intervention. But I don't reify the issue. You may also note that I don't think any such resolution would have much practical effect. I see it as a political blow, pure and simple.

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