Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Anyone got some change for a new irony meter?

Damn, mine just exploded. While I sift through the soot, shattered glass and thick smoke that now fills my bedroom, I can at least comment on the hilariously stupid thing I read that proved too much for my poor little Irony-Measure 2000 (model LGTX).

You see, it depends on what you define discrimination as. Is removing a stupid law that allows doctors to refuse to treat patients based on their stupid beliefs, discriminatory against those doctors? Or is allowing doctors to not treat patients based on their stupid beliefs, discriminatory in the first place? You be the judge.

(CNN) -- A organization of Christian physicians argued Wednesday against an impending rollback of a federal rule allowing health care workers to refuse to provide abortions, saying it's discriminatory.

The rule protects the rights of health care providers who refuse to participate in certain procedures.

The Bush White House proposed the rule in August, and it was enacted January 20, the day President Obama took office. It expanded on a 30-year-old law establishing a "conscience clause" for health care professionals who don't want to perform abortions.

Under the rule, workers in health care settings -- from doctors to janitors -- can refuse to provide services, information or advice to patients on subjects such as contraception, family planning, blood transfusions and even vaccine counseling if they are morally against it.

The Obama administration is expected to reverse the rule shortly, touching off a new wave of heated debate over what remains one of the most sensitive and emotional hot-button issues in American politics.

Yes, because we're all supposed to take seriously an agglomeration of Christian nutters who decry contraception, abortion, Right-to-Die and who-knows-how-many other things.

Okay, here's the deal: if you're a doctor, DO YOUR DAMN JOB. Forget about your stupid nonsensical beliefs for just a minute and treat the ailing patients like you're being paid to do. If your 'beliefs' get in the way of that, then you shouldn't be a doctor, so get the hell out. Simple, no?

These hypocritical stupid laws that excuse morons from denying care to people in need, from abortions to contraception and even vaccines, are an infernal abomination. Once again, Obama's giving Bush some mightily-deserved bitchslapping here. (Bush's cheek must be kinda sore by now, no?)


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