Wednesday, July 01, 2009

UW Hospitals: Pick One Position, Please!

What UW Hospitals says for public consumption seems to be very different from what they tell their employees.

When it became clear that UW Hospitals would be performing late-term abortions, an official said that “No physicians, residents, students or staff will be required to participate in any aspect of this procedure if it is against their personal beliefs. Participation is strictly voluntary.”

That was then.

This is now.

The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) today published a letter sent to the UW Medical Foundation on behalf of several employees of the Madison Surgery Center (MSC). The employees are concerned they may be compelled to participate in the MSC’s late-term abortion plan. The letter questions a memo sent by Peter Christman of the UW Medical Foundation to all MSC employees, declaring that employees would be expected to assist in “emergencies resulting from” the late-term abortions.

The ADF points out that Christman’s declaration, if made a MSC policy, would violate both federal and state laws protecting the conscience rights of medical professionals, as well as contradict the public statements of the UW Hospital & Clinics

Perhaps Mr. Christman is confused. It's clear that he is confusING.

HT: Pro-Life Wisconsin

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