Friday, April 1, 2005

Medicine: Michigan House passes Conscientious Objector Policy Act for doctors, now it goes to Senate

This law featured in the ACS weekly bulletin allows health care workers to refuse service to anyone on moral, ethical, or religious grounds. Unfortuntaely, although there is a clause in the law which prevents overt discrimination on racial grounds, several groups are worried that the law permits docs to refuse healthcare to LGBT people even in emergent situations if they are morally opposed to homosexuality. Let's hope Chris Kolb can rally a lot of support and that this doesn't pass in the senate.

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