As a result of online criticism, a nurse who tweeted that she wanted to refuse prescription drugs to conservative, white men has since resigned from her employment.
On Friday, a woke nurse wrote on Twitter saying,
“I prescribe meds.. I can also choose not to prescribe them. So… from now on.. if you are a white male who votes conservative, your penis needs to ask God for the power to rise. No more Viagra.”
The user, who later deactivated their account, was employed by Coles County, Illinois’s Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. After widespread criticism, the health institution issued a statement denouncing the post and promising an investigation.
“A Sarah Bush Lincoln Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), who posted a discriminatory message on social media over the weekend, has resigned,” the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health (SBLH) Center in Lincoln, Illinois, said in a statement following backlash over the nurse’s tweet on Monday.
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) June 26, 2022
This is not the practice of Sarah Bush Lincoln. We provide care to everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race religious, etc. This is being addressed. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
— Sarah Bush Lincoln (@sarahbushnews) June 26, 2022
Jerry Esker, the CEO of SBLH, also issued an apology for the commotion the incident had brought about:
“We provide care to everyone regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, income, national origin, cultural personal values, beliefs and preferences. Our mission is woven throughout our fabric and discriminatory practices are not tolerated. We are sorry this issue has caused such turmoil.”
The Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center also announced the nurse apologized for her actions before resigning. Here’s what the former nurse said:
“I am deeply sorry for my posts on social media. I allowed my personal feelings to spill out. Those hateful words are not aligned with how I provided care to my patients. Sarah Bush Lincoln is a wonderful organization and my actions have tarnished its reputation.”
Here are some comments from folks online:
“They let her resign instead of firing her .. she will be atbwork somewhere else for the parent company next week.”
“So we have doctors who openly admit to base their treatment on race, gender, and political affiliation…this has to be the low water mark for even having a medical license. It should immediately be stripped from her now. This is totally unacceptable from a ‘doctor’.”
“Is this “lose your license” material?”
“I hope she’s out looking for a new job by Monday.”
“Why just white men doc? What about black men and white women. They voted too. What about your oath to do no harm?”
“How does not prescribing viagra do harm?
I think she was just trying to make a point. She just did it very poorly.”