Martha Coakley speaking with WBSM Radio Host Ken Pittman:
Ken Pittman: Right, if you are a Catholic, and believe what the Pope teaches that any form of birth control is a sin. ah you don't want to do that.Gee, let me see if I can process Coakley's statement. If you are a medical professional and you believe in the sanctity of life you should be forced to chose between your religious beliefs and your profession. Funny, but if I were suddenly to need medical attention I would go to a facility that provided the services that I needed. I have never are been to Massachusetts, are all the hospitals there Catholic? If a woman required birth control or abortion services would it be difficult for her to find care in the state of Massachusetts?
Martha Coakley: No we have a separation of church and state Ken, lets be clear.
Ken Pittman: In the emergency room you still have your religious freedom.
Martha Coakley: (...stammering) The law says that people are allowed to have that. You can have religious freedom but you probably shouldn't work in the emergency room. (emphasis added)
Catholic hospital or not, employers often work around the religious belief of their employees. It is called respect. Perhaps Coakley has heard of it?