Navigation Links
California Supreme Court Ruling Threatens Medical Care and Religious Freedom, Says Americans United for Life
Date:8/18/2008

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Supreme Court today ruled that patient demand for nonessential, elective care trumps the freedom of conscience of physicians and their ability to practice medicine in accordance with their religious or moral beliefs.

Denise Burke, Vice President & Legal Director of Americans United for Life (AUL), said, "This ruling will deny physicians and other professionals the ability to freely exercise their religious convictions."

Added Burke, "By forcing healthcare professionals to choose between conscience and career, we will lose doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are already in short supply."

Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., President and CEO of AUL added, "Medical experts already project that existing shortages of nurses, physicians, and pharmacists will soon worsen, failing to meet future healthcare needs. Legal action to compel healthcare providers to participate in procedures to which they conscientiously object threatens to make the already dangerous situation disastrous."

Mailee Smith, AUL Staff Counsel, said, "It defies common sense that a patient would want a doctor to violate his or her conscience in practicing medicine. A diminished physician population is not good for medical care."

The case -- North Coast Women's Care Medical Group v. Superior Court of San Diego County (Benitez) - involves a situation where artificial insemination was not provided due to the marital status of the patient (Ms. Benitez).

Ms. Benitez filed suit arguing that she was not provided the procedure because she is a lesbian. However, the physicians testified that the real issue was her marital status, and that they would not have provided artificial insemination to any single woman.

Ultimately, Ms. Benitez received the procedure from another physician after receiving a referral from the objecting physicians (who paid the additional costs she incurred). <
'/>"/>

SOURCE Americans United For Life
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Orbis Education Expands Nursing Education Program to Glendale, California
2. Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis found in California
3. The California Board of Registered Nursing Approves Affiliations for Nursing Program in Glendale, California
4. California Health Plans Preparing for Language Assistance Regulation
5. Mrs. California Uses Her Title to Save Lives - She Now Heads to Mrs. America Competition
6. DNA Direct Confirms It Is Operating in Compliance with California State Laboratory Law
7. SeQual Technologies, American Lung Association of California and Seton Medical Center Partner to Support Survivor & Cyclist in 500-Mile California Ride
8. California Supreme Court Gay-Marriage Ruling Reinforces Top Bay Area Fertility Specialists Support for Same-Sex Couples
9. As Fires Burn, Red Cross Brings Relief to Weary California
10. Blue Shield of California and ACM Sign New 3-Year Agreement
11. Hearings Set for Monday as Part of Two-Year Democratic Process to Unite the Strength of California Long-Term Care Workers to Improve Their Lives and Better Serve Their Clients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... In honor of National Health IT ... health IT professionals for gaining a competitive edge in ... HIMSS shows demand for qualified health IT professionals are ... is the differentiating factor when filling a position. The ... that has clinical workflow and terminology experience. American Sentinel ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... FRANCISCO, CA / MANILA, PHILIPPINES (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... in providing Managed Operations and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) ... has joined the firm as the Senior Vice President ... the U.S.. , Cary Weltken is a 15 ... with a wealth of experience in helping companies, ranging ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 17, 2014 Health.Verticalize, a healthcare marketing ... their health insurance options in the 2014 open enrollment ... , Moving forward Health Network will be ... company has intentionally remained out of the spotlight for ... a single website to its present position with dozens ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 2014 1st-Dress.com, one of the most ... long bridesmaid dresses recently. All the fresh ... quality materials. Furthermore, they are offered at deeply discounted ... , The firm is striving to provide a ... its workers never compromises on style, quality and customer ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Top10BestSEOHosting.com has recently compared many CEO hosting suppliers ... webmasters that want to buy high quality hosting ... spokesman for Top10BestSEOHosting.com says, “We believe that Arvixe ... excellent hosting companies for worldwide people. These suppliers ... advanced features while still maintaining an intuitive ease ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:American Sentinel University Offers Tips to Health IT Professionals for Gaining Competitive Edge in the Job Market 2Health News:American Sentinel University Offers Tips to Health IT Professionals for Gaining Competitive Edge in the Job Market 3Health News:American Sentinel University Offers Tips to Health IT Professionals for Gaining Competitive Edge in the Job Market 4Health News:MicroSourcing Appoints New Senior Vice President of North America 2Health News:Health.Verticalize Rebrands as Health Network After Growing to 15 Million Users in Less Than One Year 2Health News:Health.Verticalize Rebrands as Health Network After Growing to 15 Million Users in Less Than One Year 3Health News:2014 Long Bridesmaid Dresses Available Online At 1st-Dress.com 2Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com: Arvixe Is One Of The Best SEO Hosting Suppliers 2
... of a bird flu epidemic, a watch-station has been set ... watch station would continuously monitor sources// at risk for a ... the migratory birds frequently visit during winter. ,China ... of the total number of migratory birds worldwide, approximating to ...
... of the federal government’s plans to combat the bird ... the White House is hosting a top-level exercise this ... and would be attended by Cabinet Secretaries and other ... be excluded from the top-level meeting, according to official ...
... research study conducted to determine the effectiveness of 27 ... sunflower seeds and pistachio nuts have been found to ... of phytosterol (plant chemicals which reduce cholesterol levels and ... ideal cholesterol lowering agent and thereby improve cardiac function. ...
... hypertension intervention is being launched at Shanghai at three ... down the number// of patients who go to hospitals ... 350,000 people will start towards early 2006 and go ... of the US along with the Shanghai Center of ...
... study, children of mothers who are obese before pregnancy or ... overweight at a very young age//. ,The ... children get older, in a research paper published in the ... Dr. Patricia B. Reagan of Ohio State University, Columbus, who ...
... most crowded railway stations and bus stops to express their romance. ... the Andheri railway station//. He meets her three times in a ... it is the most easily accessible place with lot of crowd ... they felt awkward with so many people around but now they ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Kids of overweight mothers have higher obesity risk 2
(Date:9/16/2014)... , Sept. 16, 2014  Advanced Medical ... stage development company engaged primarily in the ... for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, today announced ... related to its brachytherapy products.  AMIC,s rights ... its license from Battelle, under which AMIC ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 16, 2014  Formex, LLC ("Formex"), a ... Mr. Greg Weilersbacher joined Formex as Director of ... Greg Weilersbacher has over ... expertise in Quality Assurance, Facility Validation, GMP ... brings to Formex a diverse wealth of ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... , Sept. 16, 2014 On September 25 ... exhibition focusing on medical design and manufacturing - MEDTEC ... Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, bringing together ... and regions to showcase their latest medical-grade raw materials, ... only one week remaining for free visitor pre-registration to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Licensed Brachytherapy Seed Patent Granted 2Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Licensed Brachytherapy Seed Patent Granted 3Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Licensed Brachytherapy Seed Patent Granted 4Greg Weilersbacher Joins Formex, LLC As Director of Quality Assurance and Quality Control 2MEDTEC China 2014: Seven Highlights Not to Miss! 2MEDTEC China 2014: Seven Highlights Not to Miss! 3MEDTEC China 2014: Seven Highlights Not to Miss! 4
XL STABI Hydrophilic Acrylic Lens....
TRIPODE Hydrophilic Acrylic Lens....
Biocryl™ Acrylic Foldable Lens....
The STAAR ELASTIMIDE lens, combines the best of foldable lens technology with traditional design. This lens contains a cast-molded, silicone optic with modified Polyimide haptics....
Medicine Products: