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Demand Ball Memorial Hospital Stop Discriminating Against LGBT Patients


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Tarequl
- 1273 days ago - change.org
On July 18th, transgender woman Erin Vaught made a trip to the emergency room at Ball Memorial Hospital. She was coughing up blood and expected treatment for a lung condition.



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Jean Lord (46)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 12:19 pm
All people should be treated medically without concern for their sexual preferences. It's the business of the hospital to give good care to all patients.
 

. (0)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 12:35 pm
Does the hippocratic oath mean anything?
 

Jaclin S. (230)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 12:46 pm
Oh come on - really - what does this matter everyone is who they are - likewise everyone is entitled to proper medical care - I think these pple need to get a good understanding of their profession and what they have sworn to uphold then open their minds to a better understanding of the differences in all pples and their right to be different and live their lives accordingly - so long as they do no harm. TY Tarequl Peace & Harmony
 

Susan Pernot (75)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 3:26 pm
done people are people and deserve equal treatment
 

Patricia N. (41)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 4:02 pm
signed and noted. Makes no difference who they are they are people and should be treated as such not like they are monsters.
 

Mary away T. (188)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 5:47 pm
Done, everyone deserves to be treated equal.
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 6:57 pm
thanks Tarequl, noted. excellent comments!
 

linda b. (190)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 7:10 pm
It does'nt matter what sexual preference people are, they are human beings first and foremost and should be treated and respected as such. Thank you Tarequl.
 

Ashley T. (2)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 9:37 pm
Signed. What a terrible thing to do for a person. Being fired and subsequently not hired for sexual orientation. But to be denied necessary medical care? That's taking things way too far.
 

NICKY MELVILLE (112)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 11:36 pm
Why have so many people totally lost the plot??? I am constantly in a state of amazement at the unfairness in this world! Being kind, loving and non-judgmental is easy to do and even FEELS good! I DO wish people would try it!!!
 

KS Goh (0)
Sunday October 24, 2010, 12:08 am
Thanks for the info.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Sunday October 24, 2010, 4:17 am
already signed. What gives them the right to deny anyone treatment?
 

Francisco Carvalho (106)
Sunday October 24, 2010, 10:17 am
Signed Thanks.
 

Re S. (49)
Sunday October 24, 2010, 12:17 pm
The link only took me as far as www.change.org. Here is the petition's url:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/demand_ball_memorial_hospital_stop_discriminating_against_lgbt_patients

As an androgyne, I come across medical discrimination all the time. It's saddening and humiliating. Doctors should be given sensitivity training before their licenses.
 

BLABLA B. (4)
Sunday October 24, 2010, 3:05 pm
Signed and note.
It makes me ashamed of myself
 

Sandy G. (35)
Sunday October 24, 2010, 7:18 pm
Signed and thanks Re S. for the link.
 

Elizabeth D. (0)
Sunday October 24, 2010, 10:10 pm
This is upsetting but not surprising. Many people face discrimination by the medical community. Medicine is a very corrupt business.
 

Dan(iel)) M. (24)
Monday October 25, 2010, 5:08 am
Noted & Signed.
 

Beverly C. (0)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 6:03 am
Those refusing medical treatment to ill patients need to be fired and punished. If it is the hospital itself, it needs to be fined and shut down.
 

Jennifer M. (78)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 11:09 am
Thanks
 

Julie Shmeleva (5)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 3:00 pm
Signed, thanks.
 

Mervi R. (74)
Thursday October 28, 2010, 2:29 pm
noted, already signed
 
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