Let me get this straight, Christ Community Health Services gets a family planning contract while refusing to offer services on “religious grounds”?
See the CA article here for the story.
In short, the Shelby County Commission has decided to choose a religious group to provide family planning. A religious group that not only won’t provide abortions, or refer patients to someone who will perform an abortion, they also won’t administer “emergency contraceptive”, meaning the morning after pill.
I’m honestly dumbfounded that the so called leaders of this city have decided that people in need of family planning should be preached at, as opposed to educated and cared for. I’m the kind of illogical asshole that likes my medical care without dogma, how silly was I to assume that public policy would reflect that? Impregnated by a rapist? Well, we won’t give you an abortion, but we will suggest that you ask our sky fairy for magic help.
Public policy needs to be based on reason and fact, not feelings and faith. Abortion is a legal medical procedure. Any organization that aspires to hold a government contract in the area of family planning needs to present all options and perform all medical procedures, not just the ones it agrees with or likes. Not just the ones that make them feel warm and fuzzy inside. Not just the ones that fit into the narrow world view defined by their archaic religious beliefs.
I wonder how worked up people would be if the contract had gone to Jewish Community Health Services or Islamic Community Health Services.
Organizations funded by public money, especially in the area of health care, should fucking never be religious organizations with an agenda. This is the kind of backward shit that makes the population of the south look like a bunch of waterhead fuckarounds.