ANTI-CATHOLIC BIGOTRY UPDATE: Mass. Senate Candidate Martha Coakley Attacks Pro-Life Catholic Medical Professionals: “Don’t Work in an Emergency Room”

Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha Coakley is coming under fire today for comments showing her attacking the conscience rights of pro-life Catholics. In a Thursday interview, Coakley is asked whether doctors and nurses working in a hospital emergency room have religious freedom. Because they oppose dispensing the morning after pill because it can sometimes cause an abortion she says Catholics should not be allowed to work in hospital emergency rooms. In an interview yesterday with radio host Ken Pittman, Coakley comments on a conscience clause to allow pro-life medical workers to opt out of engage in actions that violate their deeply-held religious or moral views. “In the emergency room you still have your religious freedom,” Pittman tells Coakley.