|Do the rights of patients in healthcare |
trump everyone else's rights?
Note: This excerpt is the second in a series of essays on conscience in healthcare, by Jonathan Imbody, Vice President for Government Relations of the Christian Medical Association and Director of Freedom2Care. For other essays, click "ConscienceEssay" under Topics, at left.In a New England Journal of Medicine piece entitled, "Physicians, Not Conscripts — Conscientious Objection in Health Care,"[i] Obamacare architect Dr. Emanuel Ezekiel and professor Ronit Stahl assert that the "rights of patients" in healthcare trump everyone else's rights. But why? On what basis?