Court: Washington State public hospitals must abort babies

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Taxpayers must pay for things they abhor.

From The Daily Caller:

A Washington judge ruled Tuesday that public hospitals that offer maternity services must also perform abortions on site.

Skagit County Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis ruled that Skagit Regional Health as a public hospital must perform abortions. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Kevan Coffey, a registered nurse practitioner.

Skagit Regional Health argued that while it was fine with performing abortions, it did not have any staff members who were willing to perform them. The hospital would instead refer patients seeking abortions to other clinics.

The ACLU claimed that Skagit Regional Health violated Washington’s Reproductive Privacy Act, a bill dictating that if the state provides maternity services, it must also provide abortion services. Private healthcare providers are allowed to refuse to perform abortions.

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The state of Washington has this arbitrary law stating that if you deliver babies, you must also kill them. Sounds totally reasonable.

Exit question: Where do we turn once all hospitals are inevitably nationalized and considered “public”?