My job as a physician is to make sure I have provided my patients with the best options to make the decisions that affect their lives.
Our nation is built upon a history of immigration, dating back to our first pioneers, the Pilgrims. For more than three centuries, we have welcomed generations of immigrants to our melting pot of hyphenated America: British-Americans; Italian-Americans; Irish-Americans; Jewish-Americans; Mexican-Americans; Chinese-Americans; Indian-Americans.
Sometimes as a parent, you have to give your child that doesn't do his or her chores some tough love and withhold the allowance.
Patient autonomy is paramount to the oath that we take when we enter the profession of medicine. That is why I am appalled when the federal government gets between my patients and their right to the full range of medical information and complete access to health care.
For the record, I believe that women and their doctors should have access to oral contraception when desired by the patient and medically appropriate.