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Religious groups chunk of AIDS money


Yeah, and that chunk funds the religious right's 'abstenence only' nonsense, and actually spreads the disease.

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More States Enacting So-Called "Conscience Clauses"

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]britzkrieg)

More than a dozen states are considering new laws to protect health workers who do not want to provide care that conflicts with their personal beliefs, a surge of legislation that reflects the intensifying tension between asserting individual religious values and defending patients' rights.

About half of the proposals would shield pharmacists who refuse to fill prescriptions for birth control and "morning-after" pills because they believe the drugs cause abortions. But many are far broader measures that would shelter a doctor, nurse, aide, technician or other employee who objects to any therapy. That might include in-vitro fertilization, physician-assisted suicide, embryonic stem cells and perhaps even providing treatment to gays and lesbians.


The swell of propositions is raising alarm among advocates for abortion rights, family planning, AIDS prevention, the right to die, gays and lesbians, and others who see the push as the latest manifestation of the growing political power of social conservatives.
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Cyborgs??? Cyborgs??? Just call me "Locutus"...

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