Last September lesbian couple Krista and Jami Contreras were recommended to Dr. Vesna Roi at Eastlake Pediatrics in Roseville [Michigan].by their midwife.
The Contrerasas were told to make an appointment with Roi once their baby (Bay) arrived which they did. When the day came for the appointment Dr. Roi was nowhere in sight and they were greeted by another Doctor:
“The first thing Dr. Karam said was ‘I’ll be your doctor, I’ll be seeing you today because Dr. Roi decided this morning that she prayed on it and she won’t be able to care for Bay,” Jami said.
Dr. Karam told us she didn’t even come to the office that morning because she didn’t want to see us.
The new mothers were shocked, hurt and angry. “It was embarrassing, it was humiliating and here we are, new parents trying to protect her,” Jami said. “And we know this happens in the world and we’re completely prepared for this to happen other places. But not at our six-day-old’s wellness appointment.”
Four months later, after word of the rejection spread online, the couple received a letter from Dr. Roi. She apologized for not meeting them in person that day, but didn’t apologize for not treating their child, writing, “I felt that I would not be able to develop the personal patient-doctor relationships that I normally do with my patients.”
Michigan has no laws protecting LGBT individuals from discrimination.
You know, it’s bad when Christian bakery owners won’t make a cake for a gay wedding, but exactly how fucked up is it when a “Christian” doctor refuses care for an innocent baby because its the child of a same-sex couple.
What Hypo-critic Oath did Dr. Roi take? “Do no harm… unless a baby has lesbian parents, then I can refuse it and it’ll just have to fend for itself.”
Dr.” Keith Ablow, a member of Fox News’ “Medical A Team,” is continuing his propaganda filled and baseless smears against LGBT people this time with an ill-informed, transphobic rant against a new California law that allows transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identities. Ablow used the same “bathroom panic” lie that’s been central to Fox’s c overage of the legislation and all anti-LGBT groups as well as extremist conservative GOP members.
“I don’t see anything but toxicity from the notion of a person with female anatomy feeling free to use the urinal in the boys’ rest room while a boy stands next to her and uses one, too.
Governor Brown is one of the liberal politicians in the world who wants to sell people on the idea that he loves freedom when he is actually addicted to disempowering people.
And shaking the certain knowledge in boys and girls of whether they can count on not being seen naked by the opposite gender, not to mention whether they are themselves actually the gender they thought they were, is a powerful, devious and pathological way to weaken them by making them question their sense of safety, security and certainty about anything and everything.”
Ablow also went on to falsely state that there’s no proof that transgender people even exist.
“I don’t believe we have definitive data (although many psychiatrists with very impressive credentials, who seem to mean well, assert that we do) that any male or female soul has ever in the history of the world been born into the wrong anatomic gender.”
Let me put that more clearly: I am not convinced by any science I can find that people with definitively male DNA and definitively male anatomy can actually be locked in a cruel joke of nature because they are actually female.
Ablow is a bad medical joke. He has a long history of purposely misinforming and commenting on issues that he’s completely unqualified to discuss, Ablow is also one of the network’s most vocal defenders of junk “ex-gay” therapy programs and lashes out against the American Psychological Association for being politically motivated whenever its stances don’t comport with his bigoted views.
Ablow’s dangerous and intentionally misleading hyperbole and pseudoscience discredit him as a medical professional.
If Ablow really is a “Doctor” through the American Medical Association his credentials must be revoked immediately. He is a danger to LGBT Americans everywhere.
Source: Media Matters