Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Attention Health Care Practitioners: Last Day to Comment on the Conscience Clause


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The New Morality: By Executive Order

As TSUNAMI MEDIA warned before Obama took office, and as all are now aware, the foundation of the Axelrod-Pelosi strategy has been all along to generate as much chaos as possible in the 1st 100 days of their regime. Sad to say, so far they seem to be succeeding at that. Traditional Congressional procedures which protect forethought and transparency have been thrown out the window. In the meantime, while executive orders, simultaneously, slide through under the radar, MainStreamMedia fulfills its assignment of diverting public attention from the rapid-fire transmutation of all that America stands for.

There is no better example of this strategy in action than Obama's covert exclusion of the "Conscience Clause" which protects the integrity of health care workers. While this issue has been positioned to be perceived as a matter of concern only to adamant right wingers it is not. Hidden by a cloud-cover of government verbiage, the excluded Conscience Clause information can only be found under this title: "Rescission of the Regulation  entitled "Ensuring That Department of Health and Human Services Funds Do Not Support Coercive or Discriminatory Policies or Practices in Violation of Federal Law."

It's title, alone, stands out as a 'red alert' to everyone interested in the preservation of our personal liberties. It basically states that all who believe in a woman's right to abort are free to support it - while those who do not personally support that stand are not only mistaken - they can be dismissed from their employment if they do not agree. This makes exclusion of the Conscience Clause totally a Federal regulation without any conscience of its own. To demand that health care professionals participate in a federally sanction to kill unwanted babies - no matter what the stage of their development is, in the eyes of many, no less than government sanctioned murder.

It is a well-known fact by now that Obama, as an IL state senator, who was often absent from voting on important issues, gave the only vote in support of leaving viable infants to die on the table rather than providing them with medical attention or life support. One does not need to be a "right to lifer" to abhor such a policy. Many "pro-choice' advocates agree that aborting a full-term healthy infant and  leaving them to die unattended is a long stretch away from a woman's right to privacy and/or protection of her mental health. Its safe to say that if the criterion for who has a right to live were based on protecting our individual mental health, we'd each have a list of folks whom we'd rather see removed from the planet.

In the light of day, then, Obama's recession of the Conscience Clause does not bode well for any who believe that no one - in any profession - should be forced by the Federal government to act beyond the bounds of their conscience or suffer loss of employment. The broader issue of tumult caused by this exclusion suits other purposes of Obama's regime well - control of the health care industry by forcing a show-down which could, literally, shut down Catholic hospitals, where current standards do not support the practice of abortion. If a woman has a right to an abortion, regardless of the  stage of development of the infant she is carrying, why can she not equally choose a facility that condones her decision? In fact, the only objection to the conscience clause that can be located says it's unfair for a consumer to not be able to buy birth control pills at every US pharmacy. Common sense would say that is a pharmacy owner doesn't want to sell birth control products, it's his or her right to so diminish their store's revenue. There's plenty of drug stores that sell these products, without inconvenience to the consumer.

In sum, the implications of the Conscience Clause exclusion are not about the Right to Life or a Women's privacy at all. This is about not just the government's Right to Kill- it goes further by insisting that all U.S. health care workers are required to commit what they consider murder - or leave their profession altogether. The deeper agenda behind this exclusion speaks to Obama's clear, ongoing intention to eradicate the role of Judeo-Christian ethics in our society. Federal actions of this type are consistent with historic agendas of prior fascist dictators who believe that all religious worship competes with the state, instead, establishing what is moral and right.

If you believe U.S. health care practitioners should be allowed to decide for themselves whether they want to participate in Federally funded abortions because, as Americans, they have a right to choose their profession and how they conduct it, send your email comments to

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