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Sometimes I feel like I’m pounding my head against a wall. I’ve been wondering why the issue of so-called conscience clauses just won’t die, why otherwise intelligent people can’t just agree with me just don’t get it. Quick review: some health care professionals wish to be able to deny patients certain types of care, and…

Change we can believe in?

I’m one of those wacky idealists for whom January 20th was a great day. But with those high hopes, I have some fairly high expectations of our new president, one of the first of which is to repeal the Church Amendment, an HHS directive allowing health care providers to abandon proper ethics without consequence. I’ve…

Accomodation or contortion?

Remember those pesky conscience laws the Bush administration is trying to ram into our collective orifaces on their way out the door? No? Let me remind you. You see, the theocrats who are on their way out on Tuesday want to step up enforcement of the so-called Church Amendment, which protect health care providers (defined…