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Doctors Are Not Gods

Susan Jacoby
Author and reporter
“On Faith” panelist Susan Jacoby is the author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism, (2004) which was named a notable nonfiction book by The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, and cited as an outstanding international book by the Times Literary Supplement and the Guardian.

This question was undoubtedly inspired by the many disturbing reports about doctors and pharmacists who place their personal religious convictions ahead of patients’ wishes by refusing to provide legal services and products –from abortions to contraceptives — and, even worse, by refusing to refer the patient to another doctor whose religious beliefs do permit such medical services.

Read the original article at: Washington Post

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