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  •  It's legal to ignore health care directives in ID (4+ / 0-)
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    BlackSheep1, fumie, elwior, Clarknt67

    It's called the "Freedom of Conscience Act - Health Care Professionals".  It was passed in March.

    Here's part of the text of the law:

    (a) "Abortifacient" means any drug that causes an abortion as defined in 18­604, Idaho Code, emergency contraception or any drug the primary purpose of which is to cause the destruction of an embryo or fetus.
    (b) "Conscience" means the religious, moral or ethical principles sincerely held by any person.
    (c) "Embryo" means the developing human life from fertilization until the end of the eighth week of gestation.
     (d)"Fetus" means the developing human life from the start of the ninth week of gestation until birth.
    (e) "Health care professional" means any person licensed, certified or registered by the state of Idaho to deliver health care.
    (f) "Health care service" means an abortion, dispensation of an abortifacient drug, human embryonic stem cell research, treatment regimens utilizing human embryonic stem cells, human embryo cloning or end of life treatment and care.

    They have neatly tied abortion and end-of-life issues into one issue, designed to take away the right of individuals to have control of their own bodies.

    This is a harbinger of things to come.

    "All we are saying is give peace a chance" - John Lennon -7.50, -8.51

    by Rogneid on Wed Feb 09, 2011 at 04:36:43 PM PST

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