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Do Medical Providers Have The Right To Refuse?

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Do Medical Providers Have The Right To Refuse?

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The California Supreme Court recently ruled against two doctors who allegedly refused to provide artificial insemination services to lesbians. President Bush has proposed stronger protections for heath care workers who cite religious beliefs as basis for refusing service.

Guests:

R. Alta Charo, professor of law and bioethics at the University of Wisconsin Law School

Crispin Sartwell, professor of philosophy at Dickinson College