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Below is a link to an article about the hospitals that are being taken over by the Catholic church and, therefore, will not provide any treatment that goes against their principles. The article cites some cases where serious health consequences could result from the hospital's refusal to provide specific treatment. It's an important read and something to think about when choosing doctors and hospitals. The article says that many small communities in rural areas have only a Catholic hospital. And the movement to permit health care providers to decline to provide treatment that goes against their principles is very scary.

 

I had one doctor who brought his religion into the exam room, with "blessed" this and "blessed" that. That was my last visit to him. I'm currently struggling with leaving a specialist who has said he is a Christian and he would not participate in an assisted suicide of a terminally ill person according to our state laws. His specialty is such that he does deal with such people (fortunately, not me). But finding another otherwise good doc with that specialty here is not easy. 

 

Anyhow, here's the link:

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/10/health/catholic-hospitals-procedures.html

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3 hours ago, older said:

And the movement to permit health care providers to decline to provide treatment that goes against their principles is very scary.

 

 

I think it is a bluff since you can find more lawyers with ethics than you can find Christians with principles.    :ouch:  (Just saying, there are some that are going to follow the LORD no matter what the truth is.)

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Here's an insipid response from "Murica Magazine:

https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2018/07/26/what-fivethirtyeight-gets-wrong-about-catholic-hospitals

"In any case, the question that really matters is whether religiously affiliated hospitals can be forced against their will to perform abortions and the like—and the answer to that question is no." 

 

So the only thing that matters is what matters to us.

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Thanks for the link, Fuego. That article spoiled my dinner. Fortunately, the closest hospital to my house is secular. Now all I need to do is find secular doctors.

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