If the RCC wants to provide religious services, they can do it in whatever fashion they want. If they want to participate in the public sphere, they need to do it using the public rules. The reason some professions are licensed is because customers/patients have a right to expect a level of basic competency (although I'm not saying this it actuality, that's the goal). I don't think Catholics have the right to force their patients to respect Catholic beliefs.
Hire a different engineer. If it's really that egregious of an impediment to completing qualified work, I'm sure he'll be out of a job soon enough.
Sign of the times?
Welch Allyn, a company that manufactures medical diagnostic equipment in central New York, announced in September that they would be laying off 275 employees, or roughly 10% of their workforce over the next three years. One of the major reasons discussed for the layoffs was a proactive response to the Medical Device Tax mandated by the new healthcare law.
Dana Holding Corp.
As recently as a week ago, a global auto parts manufacturing company in Ohio known as Dana Holding Corp., warned their employees of potential layoffs, citing "$24 million over the next six years in additional U.S. health care expenses". After laying off several white collar staffers, company insiders have hinted at more to come. The company will have to cover the additional $24 million cost somehow, which will likely equate to numerous cuts in their current workforce of 25,500 worldwide.
One of the biggest medical device manufacturers in the world, Stryker will close their facility in Orchard Park, New York, eliminating 96 jobs in December. Worse, they plan on countering the medical device tax in Obamacare by slashing 5% of their global workforce - an estimated 1,170 positions.
In October of 2009, Boston Scientific CEO Ray Elliott, warned that proposed taxes in the health care reform bill could "lead to significant job losses" for his company. Nearly two years later, Elliott announced that the company would be cutting anywhere between 1,200 and 1,400 jobs, while simultaneously shifting investments and workers overseas - to China.
In March of 2010, medical device maker Medtronic warned that Obamacare taxes could result in a reduction of precisely 1,000 jobs. That plan became reality when the company cut 500 positions over the summer, with another 500 set for the end of 2013.
A short list of other companies facing future layoffs at the hands of Obamacare:
Smith & Nephew - 770 layoffs
Abbott Labs - 700 layoffs
Covidien - 595 layoffs
Kinetic Concepts - 427 layoffs
St. Jude Medical - 300 layoffs
Hill Rom - 200 layoffs
Beyond the complete elimination of a significant number of American jobs is another looming problem created by the health care law - a shift from full-time to part-time workers.
As for the doctor in that particular situation, I agree their hands are tied. I even understand that they might not be able to find a better employer. However, it seems unlike you to say the doctor should not quit. Usually, you are much more about personal responsibility.
Leave it to One Brow to take the conversation about conscientious objectors within the medical field into the ridiculous realm.
I think Catholics deserve to provide the feminazi wish list in their Obamacare forced insurance plans. Catholic Bishops supported Obamacare to begin with. They should have to live the consequences of the totalitarian regime they helped force onto the rest of us.
I, HeavenHarris, hereby pledge to my fellow JFC'rs that I will no longer give out neg-reps. All it does is cause negative things, like fights, drama, bitching, ill will, bad feelings, etc.
Love, not hate, is the answer bros and moes.
LOL Lol breaks his pledge 5 days later hahahaha