Religious freedom VS human rights

Nicole reid
Posted May 5, 2019 from Australia

This article is going to upset alot of religious people for many reasons. but right now in the free world people use religion as a scapegoat to pass laws that normally would be refused on the ground that it violates human rights. In United States they passed a law that allows doctors and medical practitioners to deny medical care to transgender patients on the ground of religious beliefs.

I believe that as a doctor you take a pledge to do no harm a I would think that you would train to help heal every porsen.

I believe that you can believe what you want pary to who you want but don't use your God to hurt others. Don't just because you disagree whether a person can choose or change gender be the reason why you target people. Religion should embraced and inviting not hated not to cause fighting 

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Jill Langhus
May 05
May 05

Hi Nicole,

Wow! Yeah, that's not right:-( I totally agree on the idea that doctors; anyone in the medical field, should take an oath to help anyone in need. That totally makes sense to me. I don't see any mention of religion being a reason to not help anyone in the hippocratic oath: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocratic_Oath. I wonder how they are getting around it. It's frustrating to hear stories about that. I also agree about what you're saying about religion should be about spreading love and not hate. Thanks so much for spreading awareness around this issue. I'm glad that attitudes seem to be changing now, so hopefully this sort of thing will become a thing of the past sooner rather than later.

I hope you're having a good weekend.

Nicole reid
May 05
May 05

I agree that people who work in medicine should want to help others. But I not saying you can't say what you want but you can't deny basic human rights to people because of a disagreement

Jill Langhus
May 06
May 06

Yes!