Protecting our first freedoms:
Faith, conscience and speech

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Below you can read personal stories and views submitted by individuals like you. To share your own views or experience, follow this link: Share my views and experience. If you know a friend with a story, or to share these stories with others, please relay this page's link using a share button above. You can also download more Download file Real life stories

With primary care physicians currently in low supply, those of us in rural communities are threatened to be able to continue in our current capacity. If I have to choose to write medications or made ... Read More

Candi O.
Greeneville, TN

I received public humiliation as a medical student a couple years ago by a VA "patient advocate" for offering spiritual care to a struggling patient. In front of all my colleagues, he shouted and screamed ... Read More

D. B.

I am troubled by this intrusion into the doctor-patient relationship by the federal government. It threatens straightforward dialogue, ignores the fundamentalness of biology with respect to disease predilection ... Read More

William S.
Ann Arbor, MI

Why can't we have a bathroom specific for transsexuals? The handicapped have one provided. I don't want some man walking into to women's bathroom no matter how good he looks in women's clothing

Margaret D.
Washington DC, DC

I worked for the VA. I was expected to provide Viagra to unmarried and gay men which I cannot do due to my relationship with Jesus. I was also expected to provide birth control to unmarried females ... Read More

Daniel J.

Our practice will never comply with gender identity rules. We would be fired or closed by our sponsoring institution if they did not take our view.

Peter L.
Harlingen, TX

As the medical director of a federally-funded community health center (FQHC)in a rural Midwestern community, I am privileged to be a part of a clinic dedicated to providing high-quality care to those ... Read More

Suzanne G.

If the government will be intruding into the private practice of medicine and the physician patient relationship, and deciding for me my conscience rights then I will find an alternative to practice and ... Read More

Steven M.
rockford, illinois

As a family physician, I am occasionally presented by my patients with concerns regarding sexual identity. Such concerns can be complex. One of the issues that is addressed is a traditional scientific ... Read More

Timothy S.
Lexington, Kentucky

Please protect the rights of the healthcare provider to use their conscience as they provide Compassionate Care for their patients

Jeff H.
Geneva, Nebraska

I knew my interview for admission to the University of Michigan School of Medicine was over the moment it began. The doctor interviewing me opened the interview by saying something like, "You went to ... Read More

Matt V.

Doctors must be free to practice medicine according to the dictates and values and beliefs system which is a foundational part and reason for what drew them to Medicine to begin with. This is a safeguard ... Read More

Philip C.
Beaufort, SC

3 months ago a colleague of mine (just before I recently changed jobs from FP to ER) was asked by a local teenager to prescribe hormone blocking therapy and wanted my advice. I told her I would not do ... Read More

Joshua M.
Lenore, Idaho

The trans movement will attempt to force medical providers, against their will, conscience, and medical training to describe patients based on their "chosen sex" which flies in the face of obvious medical ... Read More

John K.
Rockford, IL

I have a patient who has recently undergone some sex change surgery. I have no idea how this patient made it through the supposed rigorous psychiatric screening as he has documented Schizophrenic and ... Read More

Jeff T.
Windom, MN

This is the resolution adopted by the Nebraska Medical Association in September 2012:


WHEREAS, All Licensed Physicians attempt to provide quality care and ... Read More

Dale M.
Walton, Nebraska

As an Gynecolist I strongly object to being involved in procedures that I morally cannot participate in!!!! Also as alifelong Democrat am very very angry that our religious beliefs are being negated ... Read More

John M.
sewickley, pa.

I worked for the Ms. State Dept. of Health for 2 years. Birth Control is handed out routinely for free to the same faces that return pregnant to sign up for the WIC program. i once was in the clinic ... Read More

Maria G.
horn lake, ms

My views concerning the controversial contraception mandate, because I am very Pro-Life, will appear very negative to those who are in favor of passing such a clause. I, for one, refuse to purchase any ... Read More

June V.
Bridgeport, Connecticut

As a physician anesthesiologist at a large medical center in the mid-Atlantic region, I received a directive from our chairman that members in our department who would not assist in abortions were obligated ... Read More

Roger F.
Altadena, California

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