Monday, January 30, 2006

God, M.D.

The State of Illinois prohibits all forms of discrimination, disqualification, coercion, disability or imposition of liability upon such persons or entities [engaged in, the delivery of, arrangement for, or payment of health care services and medical care] by reason of their refusing to act contrary to their conscience or conscientious convictions in refusing to obtain, receive, accept, deliver, pay for, or arrange for the payment of health care services and medical care.

So, in Illinois, the medical standard of care is the conscience of your healthcare personnel--from the admitting clerk, to your physician and nurse, to your orderly and OR cleaning staff. [If you think that, in order for a patient to receive proper care, the only people that matter are the physicians and the nurses, you are sadly mistaken.]

And how, you might ask, is this medical standard of "conscience" defined? Fret not; our beloved politicians provide the answer (emphasis mine):

(e) "Conscience" means a sincerely held set of moral convictions arising from belief in and relation to God, or which, though not so derived, arises from a place in the life of its possessor parallel to that filled by God among adherents to religious faiths; and

Brilliant! Because nothing is more conducive to proper medical care than State-issued religious regulations.


At 10:25 PM, Blogger Blogee said...

I like my period! I know that there are all these pills that can make it go away forever, but I like getting it, it makes me feel more womynly! Womyn everywhere: Own your menstration! Love it! Embrace it!
Damn the media for shaming womyn for getting their periods!
Are periods are what create the miracle of birth, and womyns bodies should be worshiped for the sacred temples that they are!

At 9:58 AM, Blogger Sissy Willis said...

Illinois should join the European Union. Check out this item from The Other Culture War in The Brussels Journal:

The European Union is the vehicle of the leftist totalitarians. On Monday it succeeded in bringing down the Slovak government. As our regular readers will remember, a European Union advisory panel of legal experts issued a statement last December saying that medical professionals are not allowed to refuse to participate in abortions. According to the EU “Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights” doctors should sometimes be forced to perform abortions, even if they have conscientious objections, because the right to abort a child is an “international human right,” while the right to conscientious objection is not “unlimited.”

More here in my own post:

"The cat among the Islamic pigeons"

At 10:01 AM, Blogger Sissy Willis said...

Corrrected link for previous comment:

"The cat among the Islamic pigeons"

At 3:26 PM, Blogger Grace said...

blogee, that's all just dandy, until you get cramps so bad you can't get out of bed, or endometriosis or something.


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