oh FUCK no

  • Aug. 23rd, 2008 at 3:14 AM
brillando: ([Ouran] cold iron stare)
Now, over the years the Bush Administration has done some pretty appalling shit.

But this? This is one of their worst.

They're proposing an official "conscience rule" which would allow doctors to opt out of performing a procedure or service if they have a moral or religious objection to it.

This proposal is a blatant violation of basic human rights - for everyone.

The health of the patient is the most important thing, and only they have to the right to decide what to do to their own bodies - no one else. By allowing doctors to opt out of medical procedures because of so called "attacks of conscience", you are depriving the patient their right to health care. And in many cases, the patient doesn't have the option to simply find another doctor to treat them, therefore the doctor should do their job. If they had a moral objection to performing a procedure, then they either should not have entered that field, or face the rightful consequences for not doing their job - getting fired. If doctors must face the consequences for their mistakes, then surely they must face the consequences of their deliberate actions?

Actions that could lead to deaths, if the doctor decides they will not perform an abortion on a woman who will otherwise die if the pregnancy is carried to term. If a pregnant woman cannot get an abortion, and so resorts to extremely more risky ways to do it herself. If an AIDS patient is denied care because he or she is homosexual. Of course, these are but a few possible but very probable examples of what could happen.

This is not about protecting religious freedom at all. This is about completely taking control away from the people who have the least amount of it - patients. It applies especially to women and minorities but would affect the liberties of everyone.

So please, I beg you, take a moment and stand against it. Make a donation through Planned Parenthood.

Write to your legislator, telling them you oppose the rule, and asking them to fight it.

Let your voice be heard, and send a comment to consciencecomment@hhs.gov under the title of “provider conscience regulation".

Spread the word to everyone you know. Because if we're going to fight this, we'll need everyone we can get.

parts of this post swiped from [livejournal.com profile] naamah_darling's great post about this issue. check that one out too!

also, why am I not working?

  • Apr. 21st, 2008 at 5:45 PM
brillando: ([Abyss] natalia says stfu)
You ever get in the mood where you really WANT to bitch someone out, but you don't actually want to be a bitch so you're just hoping someone will be an asshole? Yeah, I'm in one of those right now. What the hell.

On a similar note, if you feel like bitching me out, here's your chance!

Tell me what you honestly think of me. No sugarcoating, blah blah. Compliment me if you like. Leave a love ♥ confession. If I've done anything to make you angry, vent to me. Comments will be screened and anon is on, so say whatever you'd like.

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Oct. 22nd, 2007

  • 12:42 PM
brillando: ([Ouran] OH HELL NO)
Dear Santa Ana Winds,

STOP MAKING MY FACE FEEL DRIER THAN THE SAHARA DESERT. Oh dear god, I can almost hear it crack when I move

Also, STOP FLYING ASH AND RANDOM OTHER DEBRIS INTO MY EYES.

Oh, and all these fires going on right now? Really, really shitty of you. DX

Why the hell did you decide to be so strong this year? :(

No Love Whatsoever,
Me

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I'm on a public post roll...

  • May. 31st, 2007 at 3:56 AM
brillando: ([Heroes] sylar wants my mind)
I am really upset with a lot of things on the latest news post....

But!

This is the best thing I've read in TWO DAYS

OMG I LOVE HEROES FANDOM SO, SO MUCH. HERE, HAVE MY BABIES OR SOMETHING.

And oh dear, it's almost 4 AM. I should probably go to bed before it's light outside! Unlike yesterday, when I stayed up until 7 AM. Yeah, that wasn't very smart of me. xD

May. 30th, 2007

  • 6:19 PM
brillando: ([Ouran] cold iron stare)
Remember my last post, which while was made for wanking, was really just for shits and giggles?

I'm not laughing anymore.

Fuck you, Livejournal.

No way am I renewing my paid account, after all this shit.

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public for wanking purposes

  • May. 29th, 2007 at 9:17 PM
brillando: ([Pokemon] chinese myth dragon)
So, I'm sure you all know of the wank by now. If not, then dude, do you live under a rock?

Anyway, I'm not going to waste this entry by being all scared of it. 'Cause I'm not.

But COME ON, PEOPLE, WHERE IS THE RAAAAGE?!

I invite you all to express your anger about this shit here. Hell, feel free to rant about anything. I'm kinda in a bitchy mood ('cause that's what happens when I gossip with [livejournal.com profile] seer), so come on! Rant!

Let's all wank together. (LOL that sounds so wrong). And I thank [livejournal.com profile] mneiai for indirectly inspiring this. ♥