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Thu Nov 1, 2012, 04:14 PM

Kansas City woman claims she was refused medical treatment over her politics [View all]

Source: kshb.com

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. - With the presidential election less than a week away one Kansas City woman says it can't be over soon enough.

Linda Lighton contacted 41 Action News claiming her doctor refused to treat her because of her political views.

Both the Lighton and her physician, Dr. Robert Battmer, agree there was a discussion about a political sign hanging inside the doctor's office. They disagree on how it ended.

She said Battmer escorted her out after she told him she wasn't voting for his candidate for president.

"I think everybody is entitled to an opinion," Lighton said.

But on Monday, Lighton said her own opinion got her removed from her gynecologist's office.

"As I went into the office part, he had a Romney/Ryan poster pasted on his door. He said, 'Did you see this Romney sign?' I said, 'Well I did,'" she recounted.

Lighton said Battmer went on to say very negative comments about the president.

"'Mr. Obama is Muslim,' and a lot of other stuff," she said. "I wish I could have recorded it."

She was more shocked by the next thing she claims he said to her.

"He said 'I won't service anybody if they don't vote for Romney,'" she said. "I was like, 'Well, I will be voting President Obama,' and he said, 'Well, I can't help you then.'"

Lighton said Battmer proceeded to escort her out of the office.



Read more: http://www.kshb.com/dpp/news/local_news/kansas-city-woman-claims-she-was-refused-medical-treatment-over-her-politics



Doctors and other professionals shouldn't be politicking from their offices where they meet with clients.

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