Coakley: abortion trumps religious freedom

Martha Coakley says that if you’re a devout catholic, you shouldn’t work in the emergency room:

Q: Right, if you are a Catholic, and believe what the Pope teaches that any form of birth control is a sin . . . ah you don’t want to do that.

Martha Coakley: No we have a separation of church and state Ken. Let’s be clear.

Q: In the emergency room you still have your religious freedom.

Martha Coakley: The law says that people are allowed to have that. You can have religious freedom but you probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room.

Wow. (Cue to 9:30 here for the audio.) Also, when asked if health care professionals should be able to refuse to perform abortions as conscientious objectors, she says no, referring to abortion as a service that is “required under the law and under Roe vs. Wade”. (Cue to 9:00.)

And with that, Coakley is officially an extremist.

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