The right wing religious community is livid that doctors and other health professionals are being asked to perform their assigned work instead of replacing it with religion.
Many doctors attended medical school at subsidized state universities. Some hospitals dodge property taxes by being affiliated with religious organizations. These same are hospitals affiliated with religious organizations sometimes hide the fact they will not perform abortions and related services.
It baffles me why some doctors think their religious morals are higher than those of the patients they pledge to serve. Our nation has made the collective decision that abortions are legal. This was the case when these doctors entered medical school. Doctors, especially those who voluntarily choose fields of medicine related to women’s health should pledge to perform the services that are legally available.
There are various theories as to why religion picks on women. One is that Eve is blamed for the original sin. It is necessary for men to punish women until the end of time for tempting Adam.
At the wedding of a relative yesterday at a conservative evangelical church, I was surprised at the long period of time the preacher spent explaining the respective role of men versus women in marriage. It was the man who is supposed to lead in matters of religion. More women attend church than men. Women should follow the lead of men and play golf.
Male physicians, pharmacists and others need to respect women and carry out their medical duties accordingly.