Friday, August 22, 2008

Robyn Shapiro: A Shameful Shill for Abortion

The WaPo finds one "ethicist" to defend Fascism on the abortion front.

Right here in Milwaukee.

The Bush administration yesterday announced plans to implement a controversial regulation designed to protect doctors, nurses and other health-care workers who object to abortion from being forced to deliver services that violate their personal beliefs.

Gee. You mean that health professionals cannot be forced to kill babies?

The proposed regulation, which could go into effect after a 30-day comment period, was welcomed by conservative groups, abortion opponents and others as necessary to safeguard workers from being fired, disciplined or penalized in other ways. Women's health advocates, family planning advocates, abortion rights activists and others, however, condemned the regulation, saying it could create sweeping obstacles to a variety of health services, including abortion, family planning, end-of-life care and possibly a wide range of scientific research.

"It's breathtaking," said Robyn S. Shapiro, a bioethicist and lawyer at the Medical College of Wisconsin. "The impact could be enormous."

Also note the editorializing in the graf: "Conservatives....abortion opponents" are fighting against "women's health advocates." (Unless, of course, those 'women' are pre-born babies. They get the DP, no questions asked.)

...supporters and critics said the regulation remains broad enough to protect pharmacists, doctors, nurses and others from providing birth control pills, Plan B emergency contraception and other forms of contraception, and explicitly allows workers to withhold information about such services and refuse to refer patients elsewhere

Meaning that the Bush Administration has more courage on "Plan B" than does the Archbishop of Milwaukee, Timothy Dolan.

Robyn Shapiro, "ethicist" has been a shrieking shill for abortion for a long time. It's about time that the Medical College of Wisconsin demands her resignation.

HT: NewsBusters

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