“Informed Consent”

Informed consent is a basic principle in health care today–except when the topic is abortion. That’s become clear in the reaction of the Abortion Industry to sonogram laws, as noted in this NPR story. Can you imagine a doctor not using imaging technology of some kind before any other medical procedure? Can you imagine lobbyists…

The Rabbi’s Beard

A Chabad rabbi was accepted as a chaplain in the Army Reserve, but the acceptance letter was rescinded the next day because he has a beard. The Army has granted beard waivers for others, but is apparently saying he would have to shave first and then ask for a waiver. This is ridiculous.

Navy Chaplains and Gay Weddings

The Navy has decidedthat chaplains whose denominations approve of gay marriages can use Navy chapels for the weddings in those states where gay marriage is legal. Some are sensationalizing the story and suggesting that chaplains will be pressured now to perform such weddings. I’m not worried. Regulations on the rights and responsibilities of chaplains are…