Dhillon on Religious Freedom

Harmeet Dhillon Appears on ‘Fox News @Night’ To Discuss Religious Freedom

According to Dhillon (Video Transcript):

Thanks Shannon. Right. Well, there’s been a slew of lawsuits filed by different liberal jurisdictions against this policy and that’s no surprise. This is the same type of strategy the left has taken with respect to a number of the president’s rulings but this is an issue that the Supreme Court has ruled on a number of times and it really goes to fundamental First Amendment rights of the workers, of the health care workers. So there needs to be a balance there and the ruling so far have focused only on the premise that this ruling puts undue pressure “on institutions that are receiving federal funding”. It doesn’t give any consideration to the rights of a doctor, of a nurse to refuse to perform something that’s deeply reprehensible to them – an abortion, a sterilization or something like that. So we aren’t talking about people not being able to get their normal medical procedures accomplished, and nor is there any showing that there is a shortage of doctors in this country ready to perform abortions. I’m at a lawsuit right now against planned parenthood. There is no shortage of doctors there who are doing them. So I think this is really about forcing people to do something against their faith and I think it’s going to go to the Supreme Court at some point.

Yeah, absolutely. I mean, abortions can be very brutal, I don’t want to get into it here but suffice it to say there are plenty of people that are willing to do them. We don’t really need to be press ganging health care officials into doing that against their will because that may cause some people to leave the profession which will exacerbate our health care shortage. So I think there’s plenty of – the whole scare tactic that we are going to stop abortion in this country or stop other procedures in this country if we don’t force people to do them, that really violates the First Amendment.

That’s actually not true Jessica. Totally false. Yeah, totally false, Jessica. I’ve looked at it. I’m litigating it. The reality is it isn’t because of a shortage of doctors, it is because of the number of other regulatory use involving federal funding and state funding – not a shortage of doctors. Please do your homework. Of course.

Why do you have to play the race card in every argument you lose? No. Right.

Yeah, no, I think this is going to go to the Supreme Court.