What happens when the “rights” of one group can be determined by government or other entities to be more important or have a higher priority than another group? The government or other entities can eradicate “rights” through the use of force. Such is the case with the lawsuit against the Trump administration involving “conscience protection” brought by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU – a misnomer for certain.
The Washington Examiner reported:
Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed separate lawsuits Tuesday suing the Trump administration over the “conscience protection” rule that protects workers from being forced to provide abortion, sterilization, or voluntary euthanasia if they have religious objections.
Planned Parenthood claims in a press release that this rule allows for “discrimination” against women by their employers. Planned Parenthood Dr. Leana Wen says in the release that while everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, no one has the right to “use those beliefs” to harm women. The press release also includes a statement from Democracy Forward Executive Director Anne Harkavy, who claims “widespread opposition” to the rule and explains that the rule would “further undermine the rights of people of color, LGBTQ people and women.”
In the lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood, the group claims that imposing the need to accommodate employer’s objections “violates the Establishment Clause” in the First Amendment. The suit goes on to explain that any law that “imposes on employers and employees an absolute duty to conform their business practices to the particular religious practices of the employee constitutes an impermissible religious preference.”
First, it was Christian bakers and florists. Now, it is Christian doctors and nurses, or doctors and nurses who view abortion and euthanasia of human beings as murder. If you didn’t see this coming, you haven’t been paying attention. This writer wondered how long it would take before pro-murderers would target health care professionals who found it against their religious beliefs, their morals, values and principles, as well as the law to participate in these barbaric practices. Well, the lawsuit has been filed and if won, health care professionals can be “forced” to participate in practices they find repulsive. And, how these pro-murderers figure holding to religious beliefs, morals, values and principles to refrain from committing murder is harming women is beyond this writer.
The ACLU makes similar objections in its own press release. In the release, Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, states that “personal views do not give people the right to withhold critical health care or endanger others’ lives.” In the lawsuit the group filed, the ACLU says the rule would cause “significant and irreparable harm on millions of individuals who rely on federally funded care.”
The lawsuits are in addition to an initial lawsuit against the rule filed in May. The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights announced the rule on May 7, the National Day of Prayer. The office’s director, Roger Severino, said the rule guarantees that healthcare professionals “won’t be bullied” out of their field because they object to “the taking of a human life.” This is a continuation of the Trump administration’s effort to protect those who object to abortion, which started with the addition of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division to HHS last year.
Again, how the ACLU can claim that refusal to participate in the murder of the unborn and murder of anyone under the umbrella of “euthanasia” is withholding “critical care” or endangering “others’ lives” is mind-boggling. If anything, refusal to participate in murder of any kind is saving lives because murder of the unborn is not “critical care” and neither is euthanasia. Moreover, how this rule causes “significant and irreparable harm on millions of individuals who rely on federally funded care” escapes those of us who look at this rationally.
In fact, this writer hypothesized some time back that if government could declare the murder of the unborn “legal” up through and after birth, it wouldn’t take long for government to acquiesce to requests to murder individuals of any age for any reason. Well, here is the lawsuit that will force health care workers to participate in these activities if government decides “euthanasia” will become legal and health care workers allow it.
Most of the nurse and doctors this writer has been privileged to work with have retired. However, they would not participate in these activities regardless of any “pseudo law” or under threat of force. It is difficult to say how this younger generation of health care workers will respond. Let’s go back in time to the precedent for murdering citizens under “legality.”
The place is Germany and the time is the 30s and 40s or during Nazi rule. Under Hitler’s psychotic delusion of a “master race”, which he determined the Aryans, those women who were considered “genetic trash” were forcefully sterilized. Individuals with physical and mental disabilities were considered fodder and doctors and nurses were ordered to murder them. In some cases, German Gestapo entered these hospitals to shoot the residents. Knowing this was to occur, doctors and nurses drugged the patients to avoid mass panic or administered a death cocktail to make the death more “humane”. Six million Jews were transported to “death camps” for extermination as well as were gypsies and slavs – all considered inferior to the “master race”.
The world condemned Hitler and his barbaric regime for these actions. In fact, General Eisenhower ordered American troops to film and take pictures of what they found in Hitler’s death camps so the world would know the horror and never forget in hopes of avoiding the same barbarism in the future. But, since the teaching of history has been almost removed from American classrooms, many of these individuals floating these barbaric practices never heard of Hitler, the Holocaust or the horrors committed by the Nazi regime. Shameful.
As someone who helped care for a terminally ill family member, there was never one time that “euthanasia” was considered. If any doctor had mentioned it, that doctor had better have good health insurance. In fact, the attending doctor, employed by the hospital, killed my family member before it was time and the law punished our family for our religious beliefs. All the “I’m sorrys” from lawyers can’t make up for the law, pushed by doctors in the good old boy network and enacted to protect doctors, not patients. And, the doctor my family member saw for almost two decades pushed the rhetoric, “well, he was tired of fighting; it was for the best.” How one doctor can say a person dying from medical malpractice is for the best is beyond the pale. It’s no wonder that many people are absolutely disgusted with the medical profession – it has lost its way.
While this lawsuit is directed at the Trump administration, this lawsuit will affect every healthcare professional in the republic should idiotic judges side with the pro-murderers. So, healthcare professionals, what are you going to do? It’s time to stand up and be counted or sit down in subjugation. It’s time to hold to your oaths and beliefs or abandon them for fear of government and pro-murderers. Which is it? May God have mercy on your soul should you choose to side with pro-murderers.
Article posted with permission from The Washington Standard
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