The war on the Hippocratic Oath is a war on you

From Wesley J. Smith at First Things:

The screaming was so loud, you would have thought that the Trump administration had overturned Roe v. Wade. It hadn’t, of course. But it had directed needed attention at the existing legal protection that allows doctors and nurses to refuse to participate in abortions without fear of firing or other job sanctions. This protection is sometimes called “medical conscience rights.”

The occasion for the uproar? The Department of Health and Human Services announced its intention to create a new office of Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to enforce medical conscience. It is worth noting that this proposed action will not change the law. But it will revitalize enforcement efforts after years of the Obama administration’s hostility toward religious liberty generally and medical conscience rights specifically. Indeed, the newly created enforcement office will put medical employers on notice that the current administration considers medical conscience rights to be fundamental. More.

Reality check: In other words, in the United States, doctors cannot be forced to kill human beings or refer them to be killed. In Canada, we are more progressive; increasingly, they can be forced to do so.

Progressivism (or Marxism or leftism, if you like) may unleash death on many millions more in future years in Canada and Europe. Or it may collapse like the Soviet Empire. That is largely up to us. And remember, we are all “the fetus” now.

See also: A Roe v Wade movie in the works Crowdfunded indie films like this, which have never been as easy to make, could – provided they’re watchable – put a real dent in Hollywood. It’s a nice thought: Hollywood screaming its guts out at Trump while the public watches films that are the polar opposite of its Shout Your Abortion values.

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