This blog has concentrated mainly on American politics. However from time to time we mention political events in the brave world beyond our shores.
Europeans often think Americans are excessively religious, prudish and conservative. Well, it turns out Europe has its share of Christian Fundamentalists too. Slovakia, which recently joined the EU, has signed a treaty with the Vatican that allows Slovak medical care professionals to refuse abortion or even fertility treatments to women if those services conflict with the religious views of the health care professional in question.
There is a similar controversy here in the USA regarding pharmacists refusing to fill prescriptions of which they disapprove on ideological/religious grounds. The article mentions similar treaties with a number of other EU member states but they don't go as far as the Slovak treaty.
Friday, January 06, 2006
Posted by Raised By Republicans at 10:14 AM