Man, this AFA stuff is incredible. Thanks again for whoever signed me up for it.
Here is today’s Action Alert: “Obama seeks to take away religious rights of doctors and health care professionals who refuse to perform abortions”
You probably don’t want to or need to read the whole thing. It doesn’t say anything particularly interesting. Here’s the gist:
According to several news agencies, President Barack Obama will rescind the “conscience rule” that protects health workers who refuse to participate in abortions or other medical procedures that go against their moral and religious beliefs. If the rule is rescinded, doctors, nurses and other health care workers could lose their jobs or be punished professionally for adhering to their sincerely held religious convictions. Obama’s proposal would take away their religious freedom.
Maybe I read this all wrong, but it just sounds stupid to me.
If you have a certain religious belief that would affect your ability to do a job, don’t you just… avoid that job?
And if you can’t or won’t do the job that you’re being paid to do, then why is it unfair that you be removed from that job? Why would you expect to still get paid?
How is religious freedom being challenged? Anyone can still believe anything. That doesn’t mean they should get special privileges in the workplace.
And even though the AFA is making this about abortion…
The Obama administration is doing the bidding of pro-abortion advocacy groups who seek to penalize health care providers who refuse to participate in abortions.
…it’s much worse than that! It’s pharmacists who won’t dispense birth control! I’m pretty sure that not all women who take birth control take it JUST so they don’t get pregnant; my limited understanding of female anatomy and my friends’ experiences make me pretty sure that it can have a lot of other helpful regulating effects for some women. How awful would it be to be refused your prescribed medication just because some pharmacist wanted to be all righteous?
AFA wants you to email the White House to help protect religious privilege.
My recommendation? Avoid health care professionals who care more about their own righteousness than your well-being.