The select committee tasked with examining New Zealand’s abortion laws has recommended enshrining the right of medical practitioners to refuse emergency contraception in cases of sexual violence.
This has angered campaigners who say it obstructs access to effective contraception, and sidelines the rights of sexual assault survivors.
The proposed changes would require medical practitioners to declare a conscientious objection to providing emergency contraception “at the earliest opportunity”, and provide the contact details of someone else who can provide contraception.
Ok, if some Moral Bigot masquerading as a health practitioner wants the right to refuse emergency contraception FOR ANY REASON, they should be identified on a widely distributed online ‘Moral Bigot’ list warning people NOT to go to their business in case of emergency contraception pills and it is the State’s obligation to fund a medical practitioner in that area who will give emergency contraception.
So fine, give these Moral Bigots pretending to be health practitioners their ‘right’ to turn away desperate women, but it is our ‘right’ to identify to everyone that they are a Moral Bigot and save the desperate woman time by allowing them to bypass such toxic conscientious objection and gain the medicine they want directly from a state funded provider whose focus is on public health and not the narcissism of petty morality.