Indeed, Krista and Jami Contreras were shocked to learn that Dr. Vesna Roi of Eastlake Pediatrics refused to receive them and to care for their child because they are lesbian.
«I was completely dumbfounded,» Krista told the Detroit Free Press. «We just looked at each other and said, «Did we hear that correctly?»»
In a letter to the press, Roi explained her refusal as follows:
«After much prayer following your prenatal, I felt that I would not be able to develop the personal patient doctor relationship that I normally do with my patients.»
She continues with totally outrageous excuses: «Please know that I believe that God gives us free choice and I would never judge anyone based on what they do with that free choice,» Roi wrote. «Again, I am sorry for the hurt and angry feelings that were created by this. I hope you can accept my apology.»
Maybe her God gave her the choice but not the Hippocratic oath, nor the American Academy of Pediatrics.
However, her refusal is not illegal in Michigan.
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