A Christian doctor refuses to provide care for a lesbian couple’s baby and sends them this letter informing them why:
The letter read:
“After much prayer following your prenatal, I felt that i would not be able to develop the personal patient-doctor relationships that I normally do with my patients.”
“We do not keep prenatal information once we have our meetings so I had no way to contact you.”
She apologizes, saying, “I should have spoken with you directly that day,” and “please know that I believe that God gives us free choice and I would never judge anyone based on what they do with that free choice.”
FOX 2 contacted Roi who said that she could not comment, citing patient privacy laws.
As it turns out, Roi has free choice too – the American Medical Association says physicians cannot refuse to care for patients based on sexual orientation, but doctors can refuse treatment if it’s incompatible with their personal, religious or moral beliefs.
This is probably for the best. I wouldn’t want a person who talks to their imaginary friend to be in charge with anybody I love’s health.