idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
Of course you didn't, you clearly don't get your news from anywhere.
I get information from a variety of sources and form my own opinions. And this is honestly the very first time I've ever heard that this was even remotely significant. I don't believe we've ever discussed it on this forum. Have we? So how could it be that this is so much more important than other aspects like funding, parental approval for minors, late term abortion rules, etc, and yet it's garnered so little (or no) discussion?
Sounds more likely that someone is grasping for some reason to oppose this particular law that *isnt'* a reason in direct opposition to Obama's own statements about the right of the states to not health care dollars to fund abortion. Call me crazy, but when someone downplays the argument that everyone usually talks about and focuses instead on something completely different, I get a bit suspicious that they're just trying to change the subject.
Um... But for the record, does anyone actually think it's a good idea to allow doctors to sign off on medical procedures after only meeting the patient via web cam? Ignore the abortion angle for a moment and think about this. I get this in a case where you need to consult with a specialist and you're in some third world country or something and telepresence is necessary. But this just smacks of contrived issue.