It’s a New Day

We are back in the land of the living, though Landon is still a sick little boy. He did sleep last night and his fever finally broke, but he’s so congested and he’s just wiped out as evidenced by the fact that it’s 8:15 and he’s already taking a nap.

Because yesterday was such a rough day, I wasn’t able to post my feelings on the conscience protection plan for physicians.  In 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services passed a measure that protected physicians who choose to not perform abortions.  In March of this year, the new administration announced plans to rescind this protection.  Midnight of last night was the deadline to sign an online petition stating your opposition of this measure and I’m sorry I did not get that link posted earlier.

But, it’s not too late to let the President, the HHS and your congressman know that you vehemently opposed such legislation.

It is baffling to me how two sided people can be on this issue.  Pro-Choice advocats clearly only support freedom of choice when it serves the purpose that they want it to serve.  But what about a doctor’s freedom to choose whether or not he wants to participate in something that he may find unethical or, at best, detrimental to the health of his patient?  Rescinding the protection for these doctors is the very antithesis of the freedom of choice.

Shame on those who support this and are pushing for it’s acceptance.

If you have a few moments today, please visit the Freedom2Care site to find out how you can support physicians rights to not practice abortion.  There are several links within the site that will explain what you can do to show your support for our physicians and their right to practice medicine without persecution.  And, if you have a blog, take a moment to post about this topic and pass on the above mentioned site.

Do not let this matter go unannounced.  We need to band together to protect our freedoms, which are slowly being pulled away from us.  Let’s vocally support our rights as citizens to choose doctors that meet our ethical standards and let’s support our physicians who are fighting to do what’s right even in the face of opposition.