For reasons unknown to me, I received a notice from the ACLU of Washington seeking people who have been denied “rights” to medical care, e.g., abortion, contraception, and assisted suicide–based on religious objections. From the ACLU notice, “Protecting Patient Choices From Religious Doctrine”:
Have you or members of your family been denied reproductive health care or end-of-life services by a religiously based medical facility? The ACLU believes that everyone in Washington has the right to receive health care that is not restricted by the religious beliefs of others.
As more and more hospitals merge, the ACLU is concerned that reproductive health care, end-of-life services, and services to LGBT individuals are being limited based on religious views. We are seeking information to better understand the extent of the problem in our state.
The ACLU of Washington would like to hear from patients and providers about your experiences accessing or providing reproductive and end-of-life health services, counseling, and referrals in Washington state.
That’s known as trolling for clients so the organization can sue.
Religious liberty is a cornerstone of freedom. The ACLU should change its name to the American Some Civil Liberties Union: It clearly doesn’t believe in protecting the rights of religious conscience.