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LETTER IN RESPONSE TO JULIE CANTOR (NEJM)

Re: Conscientious Objection Gone Awry—Restoring Selfless Professionalism in Medicine

Dr. Cantor maintains that those who disagree with her perfectly contestable philosophical and ethical viewpoints ought to remain neutral, while she herself cannot. Accussing others of selfishly telling half-truths, while she falsely implies that a woman’s right to birth control is Constitutionally protected and self-servingly stomping on the truly Constitutionally protected rights of freedom of conscience and religion of healthcare providers, Dr Cantor betrays her own lack of impartiality.

True, Church and State are autonomous; yet this is not to say that religious believers within a secular society ought therefore to be treated as second-class citizens. .

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