The title says it all. The California Supreme Court has required that doctors with religious objections to lesbian households must nonetheless assist a lesbian women in artificially conceiving a child.
According to the Court’s opinion, the case involved a fertility clinic with several physicians. Two of the physicians worked with the woman who wanted to get pregnant using a friend’s sperm or sperm from a sperm bank but told her that if she needed them to perform certain procedures they would refuse to do so for religious reasons. The physicians told the woman that the other physicians in the clinic didn’t have objections and would be able to help. It turned out the other physicians weren’t qualified to help, and the woman had to go to another clinic.
As a nation we have already accepted that faithful believers cannot be pharmacists. Now we add doctors to the list. Perhaps we’ll finish up as moneylenders in the ghetto, where bloggernacle bien pensants will tell us its our own fault for letting our religion affect what we say or what we do.