Queers United: TAKE ACTION: Urge the Obama Administration to Rescind the Harmful “Provider Conscience” Regulations.
It has been some time since I posted on this blog, but this really got me when I found this on the Queers United Blog. Since when is the idea of someone being denied health care based on some factor which might offend a physician even considered let alone added to HHS regulations. Apparently, the Bushies felt the overwhelming need to settle a score or two before being sent packing in January.
The fact that such a despicable regulation was added to HHS regulations shows the depths of hatred of LGBTQ people by many in this country and enshrined in law by heinous propositions such as Prop H8. I have every confidence that the Obama administration will fully rescind this fundie piece of filth, but the fact that it was rushed through in the final days speaks volumes to LGBT people about a fair percentage of their fellow Americans. To me, and I am sure other LGBTQ people is that according to much of the right wing, we don't have the right to life, let alone "liberty and the persuit of happiness." Forget marriage equality, fellow LGBTQers, they don't want us to even have health care equality or the right to life!
We may have come a fair way, but now is not the time for complacency. We still have a hell of a long way to go.