The LGBT+ Community Deserves Medical Care too…

Well, it’s 2018 and I cannot believe I actually have to talk about this. This particular subject angers me to the depths of my soul. Trump has passed a law allowing medical personnel to deny LGBT people–yes, PEOPLE–medical care if they do not agree with their “lifestyle.”

As a future nurse, and as someone who has been working in the healthcare field to some degree for a while now, THIS ANGERS ME…I know I said that already. Here’s the thing, I don’t think some people realize how dangerous this is. We aren’t talking about a wedding cake here, we are talking about HUMAN LIVES. It goes against the oath that EVERY healthcare worker has to take.

We cannot put our personal beliefs in front of providing medical care for a patient. The patient is number one. Helping them is the first priority. Not your religion, not your bigotry, not your prejudice.

I fear that this will eventually get worse. What do I mean by that? Well, what if gets to the point where people can deny care to someone because of their race? What if nurses can deny delivering someone’s baby because of the woman’s marital status? This is unethical in many ways and we need to STOP it!

And if you are an LGBT ally, you need to stand up and fight as well!

My final note, if you work in the healthcare field and have no problem denying care to a fellow human because of your own pathetic bigotry, get out of the healthcare field! Like, yesterday. Because your close-minded, hiding-behind-religion tactics are going to kill someone. And remember the ten commandments: “THOU SHALT NOT KILL.”

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