Jeanne Shaheen says Scott Brown backed bill to let employers use religious opt-out on mammograms image

PolitiFact, October 10, 2014
Louis Jacobson, quoting Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)


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[...] Holly Fernandez Lynch, a Harvard bioethicist and author of Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care: An Institutional Compromise, called the claim "technically true" but "a bit of a strawman."

Could it have been used to deny access to mammograms? "Yes," she said. "Would it have been? Almost certainly not. I have never heard of a religious or moral objection to mammograms. The better examples would have been contraceptives, abortion, vaccines (especially HPV), psychiatric care, or palliative care/hospices." [...]

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