Battlepanda: The Canadian Taliban


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Canadian Taliban

Just in case you thought that all the wingnuttiness was south of the 49th parallel, Pamela Pizarro at RH Reality Check reports that some doctors in New Brunswick are refusing to perform pap smears "because it goes against the doctor’s religious beliefs."

I contacted Peggy [Cooke] to learn more about what was going on with the doctors refusing to perform pap smears and she responded by saying that in one case it is actually the doctor's receptionist who won't allow her young unmarried friend to make an appointment for a pap smear saying that she is too young and doesn't need one (she was 19 at the time of the incident). The second instance deals with a couple who are doctors, whom run a practice together. Known for their religious and anti-choice beliefs, these doctors will not prescribe contraception. The doctor whom refused to perform the pap smear works in the same practice.

What's next? Refusal to prescribe antibiotics to a woman with chlamydia, because the slut is just getting what she deserves?

(Via Scott Lemieux at LGM.)

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