The Human Rights Revolution

David Warren nails it. It's not political correctness, it's political correction:
human rights were traditionally conceived as the individual's legal and moral resort against the arbitrary power of unaccountable organizations. In the new, inverted definition, "human rights" become a device by which unaccountable organizations may crush that individual. "Human rights" have been ideologized, and collectivized. They now belong to groups, exclusively, and include principally the right not to be "offended" by the existence of an individual with a mind of his own.
Canada's HRCs are at it again, this time threatening to strip pro-life doctors, nurses and pharmacists of their licenses if they don't perform and refer for abortions. The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario proposed this, but don't think this is only an issue for the crazy Canucks. Our own HHS Secretary, Michael Leavitt, is fighting the American OB/GYN accreditors who are trying to do the same --Federal Laws & regulations to the contrary. Here he responds to one of his critics.

Mary Jane Gallagher, President of the National Family planning and Reproductive Health Association, was quoted in Congressional Quarterly’s HealthBeat saying, “Family planning providers work to provide family planning services. So it’s really not acceptable to the people I represent that this administration is considering allowing doctors and nurses and pharmacists that have received their education to provide services to now be able to not provide those services if they don’t want to.”

“Who’s going to provide access to contraceptives services if the administration provides this large loophole to deny services?" CQ reported Ms. Gallagher continued: “Providers are ‘given an oath—now they get to pick and choose what they want to do' if a regulation is issued, she said.”

So, according to Ms. Gallagher’s ideology, if a person goes to medical school they lose their right of conscience. Freedom of expression and action is surrendered with the issuance of a medical degree.

At least in our case the government is taking our side against the accrediting agencies, but really. And I suppose you know about this ruling from the CA Supreme Court compelling doctors to inseminate gays:
The 1st Amendment's right to the free exercise of religion does not exempt defendant physicians here from conforming their conduct to the . . . anti discrimination requirements, even if compliance poses an incidental conflict with the defendants' religious beliefs,"
Ah, Rousseau. You and your General Will just slay me.