Friday, August 08, 2008

Morally Objectionable

President Bush should probably just quit while he is way behind and phone in the rest of the year. We should be so lucky. Instead, Bush has decided to reinvent health care to include a doctor's right to refuse to perform any action deemed "morally objectionable." There goes that oath. Let's all play a game in the comments (pretty much guaranteeing that AG will ignore this), wherein we all describe horrible situations where doctors refuse treatment because they determine that the treatment is "morally objectionable."

I'll start: a bitter ER resident decides that he won't treat a crack addict's pneumonia because the resident decides it would be morally objectionable to let the addict live.

I am sure that we can all invent some scenarios that are less extreme and yet generate as much anger.

8 comments:

Adorable Girlfriend said...

(pretty much guaranteeing that AG will ignore this),

I will cut you, Bitch!

I will respond to your request after work.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Fun facts for today:

Nixon resigned today in 1974.

mdh said...

He and Cheney really had a falling out, huh?

Whatever, nothing stopped Bush from re-writing the Constitution, the Geneva Convention, and the UN Charter - so why would he feel discouraged from taking on Hippocrates?

Chuckles said...

I suppose that were he to avoid ruining Hippocrates, that would be rather hypocritical.

Snag said...

A pharmacist refuses to dispense a drug because he believes birth control is morally objectionable.

Like already happens.

Kathleen said...

I find President Bush morally objectionable.

Chuckles said...

Yeah, Snag, I hate that crap, too.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

I find Republicans and Jesus Crazies morally repugnant. Does that mean AG does not have to treat them?