Friday, January 15, 2010

Coakley: Emergency room jobs? No Catholics need apply...

The background: Martha Coakley has been attacking Scott Brown, because he supported an amendment to a health care bill in Massachusetts which allowed workers at Catholic Hospitals not to be required to provide contraception or abortions. The Coakley campaign has been running with this as "wants to deny emergency services to rape victims" which is unfair and dishonest (and, therefore, fairly typical and appropriate Democratic political advertising). So, asked about it on a radio show yesterday, she defends her position and then says, essentially, that Catholics shouldn't work in emergency rooms (and Catholic hospitals shouldn't have emergency rooms.)

KP: If you're a Catholic and you believe what the Pope teaches, that any form of birth control is a sin, then you don't want to do that.
MC: No, but We have a separation of church and state here, Ken. Let's be clear.
KP: In the emergency room, you still have your religious freedom.
MC: (stammering) The law says that people are allowed to have that. And so, then, if, you can have religious freedom, you probably shouldn't work in an emergency room.

Maybe it was smart for Coakley not to campaign, as she was doing better in hiding than she is in public...

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