By Dave Andrusko
It’s hard to work up a lot of sympathetic for abortionists who want medical facilities to abandon their principles just so said abortionist can split his or her duty between real medicine and annihilating unborn babies.
But that’s what a piece on NPR composed by Mara Gordon is intended to do. Dr. Gordon, described as a family physician in Washington, D.C., and a health and media fellow at NPR and Georgetown University School of Medicine, lends a caring ear to Dr. Kimberly Remski.
Remski is the hook for Gordon’s real lament. It’s sorta okay for religious (read Catholic) hospitals not to perform abortions and for “Doctors who work for religious hospitals [to] usually sign contracts that they’ll uphold religious values in their work.”
But what (a) if your physician wants to do a little trafficking in abortion on the side; and (b) really feels “called” to abort?
Enter Remski who tells Gordon, “When she first set foot in a clinic that provides abortions, she realized it was her passion.”
“A lot of the things we spend our time doing in training are monotonous, or you’re getting swamped in work,” she says. “I just remember leaving the clinic feeling like I was doing something really important.”
Nothing “monotonous” about severing little legs and crushing tiny skulls. To Remski, that is “doing something really important.”
The bulk of the story is about how when she interviewed for a job in 2017 as a primary care doctor with IHA, the doctors in that physicians’ group “were receptive” to Remski working one day a week at “an independent clinic that provides abortions.”
After signing her contract, however, she got a call that the job offer was off.
Remski learned that her potential employer was actually owned by a larger Catholic hospital network called Trinity Health, and it requires physicians to “provide services in a manner consistent with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services,” according to her contract.
And, she says, she was shocked to learn Trinity Health would also have had a say over how she spent her free time. IHA officials told her that she couldn’t work on the side as an abortion provider if she took the job, Remski says.
The story makes clear that such language is “ubiquitous in contracts” and can include many other reasons someone won’t be hired. The real complaint comes late in the story: abortion clinics rely on part-timers to keep the killing machinery humming.
Remski tells Gordon she left IHA “amicably” and that the urgent-care clinic in Michigan where she got a job “allowed her to work part time at three separate clinics that provide abortions,” Gordon writes.
”She has since moved to Chicago, where she also splits her time between providing abortions and primary care.”
“I was providing a service that was needed and necessary,” Remski says. “I realized it was something I really needed to do
Fortunately Trinity Health and many hospital and hospital networks like it, have a more elevated mission than aborting helpless unborn children.
Editor’s note. Tip of the hat to LifeNews.