It's easy to sympathize with Mary Jane, the anonymous new mom that columnist David Cook eloquently introduced us to in the newspaper Wednesday, and her angst in a tender and emotional moment of having her baby treated with a non-threatening eye ointment that she and her husband did not want.
This is the needle in the haystack of modern policy dilemma; the example that makes us question the rule.
The example, however, does not change the rule, and this rule is a state law. A state law that makes it a do-or-leave proposition for Erlanger hospital. A state law that as written, not unlike child seats and drinking ages, offers no wiggle room or out clauses.