The government here has succeeding in including in its controversial and much-vaunted security bill the requirement that all doctors must denounce to the police any illegal immigrants they may happen to treat. To say that this has made me grind my teeth my rage is a terrible understatement.
Sometimes the Right does things which, while I might not support, I can at least comprehend and even respect. Here I am struggling. Are doctors then to be made agents of the state in this way, even if treating private patients? Is it really more important that we expel illegal immigrants than that the socially excluded feel confident in taking their sick children to the doctor?