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  •  Which is utterly irrelevant. (0+ / 0-)

    Hospitals choose the services they will offer, the equipment they will invest in and the doctors they will hire or grant privileges to.

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    by dinotrac on Fri Feb 04, 2011 at 04:15:04 PM PST

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    •  ERs don't and can't refuse to save soemone's life (0+ / 0-)

      ER docs HAVE to perform a D&C  if the woman's life is at risk. PERIOD. Same as they have to save a gunshot victim who happens to be a serial killer or a drug kingpin.

      The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

      by irishwitch on Fri Feb 04, 2011 at 08:48:57 PM PST

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      •  No argument here, or, at least, that's what I (0+ / 0-)

        hope is true.

        In another comment in this thread I noted that we believe that to be the case, but I wonder to what extent it actually is the case throughout the country.

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        by dinotrac on Sat Feb 05, 2011 at 03:49:04 AM PST

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        •  It's the LAW. (0+ / 0-)

          At least for public hospitals. You run into issues when youitnroduce "religiosu exemptions" into the icture. FOr instance, a religous private hospital can refuse to do abortions. There's been problems with Catholic hospitals refusing to hand out Plan B to rape victims who are brought there by the police for a rape exam because it's the nearest hospital. I believe MA (I may be wrong) passed a law requiring them to do so. SOme hospitals promptly closed their ERs.

          The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

          by irishwitch on Sat Feb 05, 2011 at 08:20:37 AM PST

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          •  But WHAT LAW? (0+ / 0-)

            Is there a federal statute you can cite, or is it a mishmash of state laws?

            That's the point of my question.  We assume things to be true, and they may be true in some areas to one level or another, but -- how solid is the assumption?

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            by dinotrac on Sat Feb 05, 2011 at 10:00:49 AM PST

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