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Oklahoma Doctor Refuses To Provide Rape Victim With Emergency Contraception

ThinkProgress reports: “An Oklahoma emergency room doctor refused to provide emergency contraception to a 24-year-old female rape victim because the medication violated the health provider’s personal beliefs… ‘I will not give you emergency contraceptives because it goes against my believes,’ the doctor allegedly told the rape victim and her mother, Rhonda. ‘She knew my daughter had just been raped. Her attitude was so judgmental and I felt that she was just judging my daughter.’

Oklahoma law shields providers from offering the perfectly legal medication under a ‘conscience clause’ which could significantly hinder women’s access to contraception services.”

This is sick. You might have to carry your rapist’s child because MY beliefs say so? In what universe is that OK? Whatever happened to “first, do no harm” – and I mean the living, breathing patient in front of you, not a maybe baby conceived by a rape. The religious right whines about secularism intruding into their beliefs, but what is more intrusive than forced pregnancy?

This woman was luckily able to get EC at another hospital. Other people might not be so lucky.

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    Sickening. Just…. Ugh.
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    NO THIS SO-CALLED DOCTOR HAS TO BE FIRED
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    Oh fuck that. I knew the other states around there were backwards, but I always had faith for OK. Their state...
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    But there’s totally not a war on women. What the fuck is WRONG with this world?
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    This is horrible.
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    Dear Doctor (mentioned above), You have obviously never been raped. Or if you have, you have been lucky enough
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    this kind of stuff just infuriates me YOUR religious views shouldn’t effect SOMEBODY ELSE’S body jesus patty flipping...
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