Friday, December 21, 2007

They're Not Buying Into His Sermon

We have spoken before about Father PaddyMac and his irrational rationale for why doctors shouldn't be allowed to inform rape victims of their medical options. It seems like more people also don't buy into what he is preaching.

Jay Folkbum (aka Jay Bullock to you an me) has this to say:

Maybe it was a failed attempt at snark, maybe Patrick McIlheran really believes this deep down in the cockles of his being, I don't know. But in the two-plus years I've been doing the McIlheran Watch, this is perhaps the most offensive thing I have ead from the guy...

And his post spurred Emily Mills at The Lost Albatross to also express her feelings:

If an organization is getting most of its funding from public, governmental sources, then it ought to be beholden to the rules and mores codified in state and federal law. Otherwise all the arguments for "separation of church and state" being thrown around by opponents to the Plan B laws are rendered the hideously hypocritical bleats we've long suspected they were.

A hospital wishing to turn their noses up at the law should cease accepting public funding, period. Otherwise, there is simply no excuse for forcing a rape victim to jump through a series of hoops to get EC. It's about as uncharitable and uncaring as you can get.

1 comment:

  1. What a coinkidink. I just found the Albatross yesterday. Ms. Mills is a really good writer.

    But then, unfortunately, I followed the link to McIlheran's blog, where the last comment in the thread is something like, "Ratzinger FTW! I'm praying for you."

    Always a compelling argument.