Docs Can’t Claim Religious Right Not to Artificially Inseminate Lesbians, Says Calif. Court

From the story: The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a doctor may not refuse to artificially inseminate a lesbian because it violates the doctor’s religious principles.

Two doctors at the North Coast Women’s Care Medical Group in San Diego County said they had declined for religious reasons to artificially inseminate an unmarried woman and argued that their rights to free speech and free exercise of religion protected them from being compelled by the government to do so.

Seven justices of the California Supreme Court said this was not the case and that doctors were compelled by California law to artificially inseminate lesbian patients. Read more..