Sept. 24, 2008
What do the Center for Reproductive Rights have in common with totalitarianism? The suppression of conscience.
In the name of "choice" CRR is asking people to oppose the rights of conscience of those in health care who do not want to have anything to do with abortion or any other procedure or technology which the professional deems immoral.
Rather than being sensitive to the differing conscientious stands that citizens and professionals will be taking on divisive issues, CRR and its allies are pushing to ride roughshod over the consciences of professionals.
This tendency is on the increase in advocacy organizations and needs to be labeled for what it really is ... the American form of totalitarianism. In this they join the ranks of those who followed Lenin, Hitler and Mao.
It is time for all, no matter where they stand on the public issues of morality, to at minimum not violate the conscience of anyone. If we lose that we lose one of the foundations of a humane society, and we can forget democracy.