April 22, 2004

SCRATCH HIM OFF THE VP SHORT LIST:

Wisconsin Governor Vetos Pro-Life Bill Protecting Health Care Workers (Steven Ertelt,April 21, 2004, LifeNews.com)

As expected, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle (D) vetoed a pro-life conscience clause bill that would have protected the rights of health care workers to refuse to participate in objectionable activities such as abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia and research involving the destruction of human embryos.

The legislation, AB 67, would have prevented employers from firing or discriminating against employees who wanted to opt out of participating in such life-taking activities.


How do even supposedly moderate Democrats keep getting themselves on the extremist side of such issues?

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 22, 2004 3:12 PM
Comments

Simple, really. They're terrified, even if their sympathies lie otherwise, of being savaged inside the party by the pro-abortion activists and of having said activists take revenge by trying to oust them with candidates who better suit the pro-abortion catechism, so they have to stay on the extremist side for purely political reasons.

Posted by: Joe at April 22, 2004 6:03 PM

True enough - it's hard to imagine Joe Lieberman as any kind of national spokesman for the Democrats now, and he merely made reference to the obvious medical advances since 1973.

Posted by: jim hamlen at April 22, 2004 10:56 PM

This doesn't strike me as that radical. In fact I agree with it. If you've got that big a moral objection, find another job.

But then again, I'm against almost any government intervention into employment relations, or freedom of contract in general.

Posted by: ralph phelan at April 25, 2004 1:40 PM
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