I was worried that at some point I'd lose the ability to be surprised or disgusted with them anymore.
Michigan Preparing To Let Doctors Refuse To Treat Gays
Doctors or other health care providers could not be disciplined or sued if they refuse to treat gay patients under legislation passed Wednesday by the Michigan House.
The bill allows health care workers to refuse service to anyone on moral, ethical or religious grounds.
The Republican dominated House passed the measure as dozens of Catholics looked on from the gallery. The Michigan Catholic Conference, which pushed for the bills, hosted a legislative day for Catholics on Wednesday at the state Capitol.
The bills now go the Senate, which also is controlled by Republicans.
And it's finally happened.
To their. . . let's say credit, "it would prohibit emergency treatment to be refused." So as long as someone's received fatal wounds from a fag-bashing, that pesky Hippocratic Oath would still be in effect. Yay them.
Linked all over creation: see blogdex for a run-down.
Is this part of that backlash we were told to expect in the wake of the SF marriage thing? Because, if so, I admit, I lack imagination. I never thought they'd go this far.
I actually underestimated how fucking evil they are.
It won't happen again.
Update: Let's be Fair and Balanced on this.
Catholics back freedom of conscience for doctors in US state
The Michigan Catholic Conference has backed four bills which allow doctors and hospitals to refuse to perform abortions or other procedures they object to.
Health care providers in Wisconsin will also receive legal backing for their conscientious objection if pending bills pass.
The Wisconsin bills also allow doctors not to inform patients of treatments that might violate the doctor's conscience.
The legislation is focused on abortion, but the 365gay.com news service reports concern in the gay community that gays could be refused treatment by doctors because of their homosexuality.
Oh. Well, that's all right, then.
Apropos of nothing in particular:
In 1936 Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler created a Reich Central Office for the Combating of Homosexuality and Abortion: Special Office (II S), a subdepartment of Executive Department II of the Gestapo. The linking of homosexuality and abortion reflected the Nazi regimes population policies to promote a higher birthrate of its "Aryan" population.
Nothing at all.