Monday, February 23, 2015

AMA's doubletalk about LGBT rights vs. its tolerance of rank bigotry

While reading yet another account of a bigoted doctor (Dr. Vesna Roi of  Eastlake Pediatrics in Roseville, Michigan) refusing care to LGBTs (in this case it was refusing care to the baby of a gay couple) we encountered this:
As it turns out, Roi has free choice too - the American Medical Association says physicians cannot refuse to care for patients based on sexual orientation, but doctors can refuse treatment if it's incompatible with their personal, religious or moral beliefs.
     Evidently the AMA wants to be perceived as supportive of the right of LGBTs to public accommodation, while behind the scenes its tolerance of bigoted physicians is so indulgent that it seems to allow outrageous discrimination against even infant children by its most reprehensibly prejudiced practitioners.
     Hippocrates' little hypocrites.

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