Irish doctors to be forced into “aiding and abetting” abortion

Former Prime Minister John Bruton criticised the proposal that doctors will have to refer for abortion at the Pro-Life Campaign’s annual dinner. By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Is this a brighter Ireland? As Ireland moves towards introducing legislation to legalise abortion, the Health Minister seems determined to ensure that no doctor …

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Doctors should be professionals, not order-takers

By Wesley J. Smith There was a day in the not-too-distant past when physicians were respected, even revered, as learned professionals. We understood that doctors followed a “higher calling.” Indeed, physicians were expected to adhere to a code of conduct—epitomized by the Hippocratic Oath’s venerable injunction, “do no harm.” Times have changed. The old hierarchies …

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Over 25,000 doctors fight proposed global policy forcing them promote abortion

February 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Conscience rights protections for health care providers in the U.S. and abroad are once again under attack. The World Medical Association (WMA) representing 10 million physicians worldwide is poised to approve a policy that would demand doctors refer for abortion, even against their conscience. Although current federal statutes in the …

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Italian doctors refuse to do abortions, citing conscientious objection

By Sarah Terzo A pro-choice book reveals that there is an abortionist shortage in Italy. The book says: “In Sicily, 87.6% of gynecologists refuse to perform [abortions], citing conscientious objection. Research by pro-choice Italian doctor Silvana Agatone found that of over 10,000 gynecologists in Italy, only 1200 performed abortions. She and many other pro-choice doctors …

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Ontario, Canada Euthanasia Tyranny Against MDs

By Wesley J. Smith Ontario, Canada has passed a law formally legalizing lethal injection euthanasia. And it will force all provincial doctors to be complicit by either doing the deed themselves to all legally qualified patients who request to be killed, or by tasking them with procuring a death doctor. From the Ontario Ministry of …

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Where did Nazi doctors learn their ethics? From a textbook

They had plenty of ethics. It was just the wrong kind By Michael Cook German medicine under Hitler resulted in so many horrors – eugenics, human experimentation, forced sterilization, involuntary euthanasia, mass murder – that there is a temptation to say that “Nazi doctors had no ethics.” However, according to an article in the Annals …

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Defining Doctors Down

They should be professionals, not order-takers. By Wesley J. Smith There was a day in the not-too-distant past when physicians were respected, even revered, as learned professionals. We understood that doctors followed a “higher calling.” Indeed, physicians were expected to adhere to a code of conduct—epitomized by the Hippocratic Oath’s venerable injunction, “do no harm.” …

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Abortion, medical residents, and how they wrested their consciences into submission

By Dave Andrusko Sarah Terzo’s excerpt from an academic study inspired me to revisit the personal stories from young residents that appeared in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, under the headline “Four Residents’ Narratives on Abortion Training: A Residency Climate of Reflection, Support, and Mutual Respect.” I first learned of the original study when …

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Doctors who object to abortion face ‘harassment and abuse’, say MPs

By Harry Farley Editor’s note. This appeared at Christian Today and reposted with permission. Doctors who object to abortion are not promoted and face “harassment and abuse”, a report by MPs [Members of Parliament] revealed on Thursday. Healthcare professionals told an all-party pro-life group of MPs that those who oppose abortion face a glass ceiling …

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Canada declares war on Christian doctors and nurses

By Wesley J. Smith Last year, the Canadian Supreme Court created a right to euthanasia and assisted suicide. To qualify for death, the court ruled unanimously, one must be a competent adult with a medically diagnosed condition causing “irremediable suffering”—a circumstance wholly determined by the patient and including “psychological suffering.” The decision went well beyond …

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Stupid arguments against smart doctors

By Jonathon Van Maren Editor’s note. Mr. Van Maren is a Canadian pro-lifer. The column that Martin Regg Cohn wrote–and which Van Maren critiques here–discussed the policy adopted by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario which mandates that faced with women who want an abortion, pro-life doctors must provide an “effective referral” to …

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