A reader sent me a link to a story on NFP only OB-GYNs from the Washington Post. Overall plosive article but with the normal balance to try to outweigh the positive message.
Some women, however, report being dismayed after stumbling into one of these practices without realizing what they were.
"It never crossed my mind that it would be an issue," said Katie Green, 26, who was refused a birth-control prescription by Jones-Nosacek. "I was really irritated. It just rubbed me the wrong way."
"It caught me completely off guard," said Elizabeth Dotts, 25, who had a similar experience in Birmingham. "I felt like he was judging me and putting pressure on me. . . . I am the patient. I am the client. It should have been about me — what I needed. Not what he needed or believed."
On Catholic Answers last week they had Dr. William Toffler [mp3] who recently came in the news in Oregon for challenging a new ethics policy where he worked. The show was quite interesting since he made many cogent examples in reply to secular doctors. At OHSU where he works they wanted to place a sign outside his office listing the procedures he would do and not do. He replied that it was a fine idea and thought that there be a similar sign outside the office of all the doctors there listing the same thing. Well they didn’t like that idea so no one has such a sign.
I also liked his example about Doctors and Pharmacists being required to refer patients to other doctors/pharmacists. His example was a blacksmith when slavery was legal and a slave owner coming to them with a slave and wanting manacles made. If you were against slavery not only wouldn’t you make the manacles but you certainly wouldn’t refer the slave master to another blacksmith who does. This idea of forcing people to do referrals for something they could not in conscience do themselves is nonsensical.