It seems to me that this protects doctors, nurses and other health care workers from having to preform, or aid in abortions, for religious objections. I'm fine with that.
It also protects them from being forced to perform or aid in the performance of sex change operations, for religious objections. I'm fine with that.
This NPR article is nothing more than fear mongering by the left. It reminds me of the fear mongering during the election, that claimed that if Trump won, all gays would be rounded up, and put in deprogramming camps.
And I'm disappointed JQP that you felt the need to alter the quote by adding your beliefs to that first paragraph. And this certainly doesn't mean that any doctor opposed to abortion, could refuse to treat an abortion recipient for a case of appendicitis, or a hernia, or a toenail fungus.
Now, having said that, the following paragraph from the article, does make some legitimate points.
...there are many examples of health workers refusing care on religious grounds, including a nurse who didn't want to provide post-operative care to a woman who had an abortion. If say a woman who had an abortion, returned to the hospital because she had started to bleed again and couldn't stop it, any nurse who wouldn't help her should be in deep trouble.
...a pediatrician who declined to see a child because his parents were lesbians. That pediatrician should be disciplined. (By the AMA perhaps). But really, IN ADDITION TO THAT, would you want your child treated by someone who felt that way? Find another pediatrician.
...and a fertility doctor who didn't want to provide services to a lesbian couple. There ARE some people who fervently believe that parenthood should be the result of the love between a man and a woman. Again, not an emergency. Find another fertility doctor.
Well, obviously we have giant butterflies in CA. They's climbin' in your windows, They's snatchin' your people up, tryin' to steal 'em. So y'all need to hide your kids, hide your stars, and hide your coaches cause they're grabin' everybody out here.