“I think a lot of us will go to jail. Let’s see them prosecute the first one of us for not doing that.” — Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)
CNSNews.com is breaking a big one today:
U.S. Senator Says He Would Practice Civil Disobedience If Obama Repeals Abortion ‘Conscience Clause’
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), who is also an OB/GYN, told CNSNews.com on Friday that many medical practitioners, including himself, will go to prison before agreeing to engage in medical practices they morally oppose, such as abortion.
Earlier that same day, the Obama administration had announced it was “reviewing” a Bush administration regulation known as the “conscience clause.” That Health and Human Services regulation protects health-care workers at federally funded institutions from having to engage in practices that violate their moral or religious beliefs. These practices include performing or referring abortions, performing sterilizations, or giving or receiving training in these practices… read more
FoxNews.com: “I will do nothing against my conscience in the practice of medicine ever regardless of what any law is at any time, ” Sen. Tom Coburn told FOX News. “And I can tell you that there are a lot of physicians that feel exactly that same way across the country.”
American Family Association: Obama seeks to take away religious rights of doctors and health care providers who refuse to perform abortions. Urgent: send your e-mail to the White House today!