Saturday, February 11, 2006
Stevenson bill sets dangerous precedent
A hearing for HB 1539, the Health Care Rights of Conscience Act, sponsored by Bryan Stevenson, R-Webb City, will be held 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 in a meeting of the Children and Families Committee, to be held in Hearing Room 7.
Stevenson's bill would allow health care professionals to not participate in a health care service that violates his or her conscience.
Without getting into the politics of abortion (and I have always been a staunch pro-lifer), it is still easy to see this as dangerous legislation. What if the same type of bill would be proposed for police officers allowing them to pick and choose what kind of people will receive protection and which will be thrown to the wolves.