I didn’t think this was possible, but a Michigan pediatrician declined to work with a lesbian couple and their six day old daughter named Bay.
Lesbians Krista and Jami Conreras brought their infant named Bay, for her first prenatal visit to Doctor Vesna Roi.
To their surprise, another female doctor introduced herself “I’m Doctor Karam and I will be your doctor.
Referral or Refusal – Why?
Dr. Karam informed the women that Doctor Roi had “prayed on it” and she would not be able to care for Bay.”
Humiliation the Bible Way
How can Dr. Roi justify treating a baby who are being raised by two loving moms? Krista and Jami are not suing Doctor Roi, but after four months they want their story told and for the state of Michigan to have a law that protects discrimination against LGBT persons.
In a handwritten letter, Doctor Vesna Roi, wrote a couple of months later:
“Dear Jami & Krista,
I am writing this letter of apology as I feel that it is important and necessary. I never meant to hurt either of you. After much prayer following your prenatal (visit), I felt that I would not be able to develop the personal patient doctor relationship that I normally do with my patients. “I felt that it was an exciting time for the two of you and I felt that if I came in and shared my decision, it would take away much of the excitement. That was my mistake,I should have spoken with you that day.” “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. Again, I am very sorry for the hurt and angry feelings that were created by this. I hope that you can accept my apology.”
How can you inflict pain and humiliation and then sign it with the word “blessings?” The opposite word of blessings is curses
Comment from Gregory Blaschke,
Chair of the AMA’s LGBT Advisory Committee, The American Medical Association
“Respecting the diversity of patients is a fundamental value of the medical profession and reflected in long-standing AMA ethical policy opposing any refusal to care for patients based on race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other criteria that would constitute invidious discrimination.”
paula’s final comments:
I went on to Dr. Roi’s patient polls. On a number of categories, Dr. Roi was rated. Her final score was 1.3 out of 5. Beside this overall rating was the statement that this was below the national average. Perhaps, Krista and Jami they have been “blessed” in escaping the low medical rating of Dr. Roi.