Saturday, July 16, 2005

Quotes of the Day

"In the parade of horribles offered by the advocates of 'choice,' respecting the rights of conscience of health care professionals will result in the unavailability of legal, but morally controversial, medical services.

"But this would happen only if health care providers regarded a service (i.e., euthanasia, late-term abortion) as so odious that virtually none could bring themselves to do it. If that's the case, its unavailability may not be so horrible after all....

"The advocates of choice may want to keep the laws off your body, but they are quite willing to place them directly on your soul."

— Attorney Rick Esenberg, writing about opponents of the proposed "Conscience Protection Act" for health-care workers, in his brilliant Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel op-ed "Their choice vs. that other choice." Read the whole thing.