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Dispatches From The War On Women: Religious Liberty Trumps Effective Rape Prosecution

Dispatches From The War On Women: Religious Liberty Trumps Effective Rape Prosecution

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Conservatives have made significant inroads advancing the idea of individual religious liberty as a shield from discrimination claims in places like Oklahoma where rape victims get turned away from hospitals and refused emergency contraception based on individual doctor’s religious objections and insufficient staffing to examine rape victims.

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12:12AM PDT on Jun 18, 2012

Not much has changed since the mid 80's as for rape victim's rights, except for the fact that now, personal discrimination can come from the doctors treating you, so the victim is on trial before court even starts...

2:41PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

The authors of the article you should be sending your replies to..not me..however things will get worse....and i believe every woman is in harms way

2:41PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

The authors of the article you should be sending your replies to..not me..however things will get worse....and i believe every woman is in harms way

1:18AM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

ANY MEDICAL FACILITY EVER TO HAVE RECEIVED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, SHOULD BE REQUIRED BY LAW TO SUPPLY A PORTION OF IT'S SERVICE, FREE OF CHARGE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. AN ACT TITLED THE "HILL-BURTON FUNDING" HAS EXISTED FOR DECADES REGARDING THIS WITH CHARITIBLE CARE FOR THE NEEDY AND DISENFRANCHISED. AS A CONDITION OF THIS, NO PARTICULAR CARE CAN BE REFUSED AND SHOULDN'T BE. REGARDLESS OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S RELIGIOUS BELIEF, IF THEY CHOOSE TO WORK IN THIS PARTICULAR INDUSTRY, THEY MUST ACCEPT THE ONUS OF ADMINISTRATING TO THOSE IN NEED AND LEAVE THEIR PREJUDICES OUTSIDE IN THEIR CARS, OR AT HOME WITH THEIR CHURCH. MANY OF US IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, ACCEPT EMPLOYMENT WITH AN OCASSIONAL FORAY INTO UNCOMFORTABLE TERRITORY. YET WE ARE EXPECTED, AS WELL-MEANING RESPONSIBLE AND MATURE ADULTS, TO DO OUR JOBS. WHY XIANS, IN PARTICULAR, SEEM TO FEEL THEY ARE EXEMPT FROM A NORMAL SECULAR SOCIETY'S RULES, BOGGLES THE BRAIN. IF THEY FIND CONFLICT IN THE NORMAL DAY-TO-DAY REGIMEN OF A PARTICULAR PROFESSION, THEY SHOULD ABANDON IT AND ALLOW FOR THOSE WITH A MORE HUMANE AND REALISTIC WORLD VIEW TO FILL THE POST.

2:45PM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

I have to apoligize for earlier post, i didn't have all the information and i apoligize to Jessica, this time, she was right, but i have caught her in lies on other stories. but one bad apple doesn't ruin the whole barrell, she wen't to a bapist hospital and was treated as she should have been

2:28PM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

Jane, seek the truth and the truth will set you free, the biggest problem with this article is; there is no truth to it, the mother of the young lady who was raped didn't say anything about this doctor using religious reasons for not treating her as a matter of record, she took her daughter to INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center where she was giving a complete rape workup, ther is nothing about this story that says the doctor used his religion to not treat her, another Jessica lie



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Dispatches From The War On Women: Religious Liberty Trumps Effective Rape Prosecution
." Leave your personal views, and religious whatever at the door of the hospital before you enter." Tell that to the Catholic run HOSPITALS. They are shoving THEIR beliefs, i.e. opinions down EVERYBODY'S THROAT and I have not run into a SANE Catholic YET. And that's MY religious

1:20PM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

Jessica writes that this was a religious reason for not doing a rape kit, but the mother of the young lady doesn't say anything about that and she took her daughter to INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center where they did a full rape workup, methinks Jessica is again twisting this story around to suit her desire to increase the trouble between christians and liberals. to bad she just can't print the truth

11:41AM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

One good thing: I tried to sign the petition to the credit union company and found that Amber, who'd started the petition, says a formal apology has been issued by the US Senate Federal Credit Union. So a result, she has shut the petition down.

5:44AM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

don't undersatnd..why all this fear??

11:15AM PDT on Jun 2, 2012

I'll bet if they were raped they would be the first in line.

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