What's Going On?
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: March 29, 2005
... The future seems all too likely to bring more intimidation in the name of God and more political intervention that undermines the rule of law.
But medical care is the cutting edge of extremism.
And it won't stop there. There is a nationwide trend toward "conscience" or "refusal" legislation. Laws in Illinois and Mississippi already allow doctors and other health providers to deny virtually any procedure to any patient. Again, think of how such laws expose doctors to pressure and intimidation.
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