Lefties like to wax lyrical about free healthcare, but suddenly delivering babies for free is a big no-no. Read the original article, it's not even a hard & fast rule that they're just forced to follow because they're not applying it to others in Congress when they offer their services at private establishments. The fellow doesn't even get paid and on top of it he pays for malpractice insurance out of his own pocket. Personally I don't think that some rule being broken is what grates with the left so much, rather it's the free delivering of human life that grates the most, I mean do you honestly think they'd be going after his scalp with such vim and vigor if he were performing free abortions? I don't think so.The Hill - Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-Okla.) office hit back Monday at new attempts to prevent him from delivering babies for free, arguing the Ethics panel might as well investigate Sen. Patrick Leahy’s (D-Vt.) cameo in “The Dark Knight.” Coburn has come under new pressure from the Ethics panel for delivering babies at the Muskogee Regional Medical Center, which changed from a public to a private institution in April last year after it was acquired by Capella Healthcare. [snip] Sources said the fact that Muskogee is now a private hospital has renewed the ethics panel’s interest in Coburn’s work. In May, Coburn received a strongly worded “final determination” memo threatening him with a Senate censure if he did not stop delivering babies for free. [snip] Coburn has received no compensation for his work and paid “tens of thousands of dollars” out of his own pocket for medical malpractice insurance and other costs related to his medical practice, Hart said. Hat tip Chuck Thinks Right.
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Lefties love of babies on display, again!
By MathewK on Sunday, August 03, 2008
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