MDs Serving “Society” Aren’t Professionals

  By Wesley J. Smith This isn’t good. Apparently, some medical societies are buying into the distrust sowing meme that doctors should give better care to some patients than to others. Why? Duty to society. From the New York Times story: Saying they can no longer ignore the rising prices of health care, some of …

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Another pro-abortion lament that there are not enough opportunities to teach young doctors how to perform abortion

By Dave Andrusko They are as regular as cicadas. If only they came every 17 years! I am referring to the laments that “abortion education” is (choose your word but something along the lines of) “suffering.” Enter a report from the pro-abortion Thomas Reuters Foundation which summarizes the many and various reasons that are “further …

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Doctors’ Duty is to Patients, Not “Society”

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This appears on Wesley’s fine blog. Increasingly the medical intelligentsia are pushing a dual mandate on physicians in the name of cutting costs–one to patients and one to society–and when they conflict, many want the individual’s needs to be subsumed to the collective. This attempt to redefine medical professionalism …

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