Skip to comments.Yale School of Medicine Requires Abortion Training for Ob/gyn Residents
Posted on 08/23/2006 4:15:19 PM PDT by wagglebee
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, August 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) Ob/gyn residents at Yales School of Medicine must undergo training in abortion procedures in a required residency program established by Planned Parenthoods Connecticut branch (PPC).
Second year ob/gyn residents will have to complete two four-week rotations with PPC for training in abortion techniques such as vacuum suction, medical abortions, and other family planning services in a program entitled Family Planning/Ambulatory Surgery.
"Yale is very satisfied with the experience and training the residents are receiving at PPC and are especially happy with the number of patients the residents see," said Mary Bawza, chief operating officer of PPC to Planned Parenthoods Choice! magazine.
Although the course is required in the residency curriculum, ob/gyn residents do not have to participate in any abortions if they sign a paper that states they believe abortion is against their personal/religious beliefs. However, residents cannot opt of learning the theoretical applications of the program, including techniques related to still-birth, miscarriage, and complications related to abortion. Students also cannot opt out of performing ultrasounds on women intending to have abortions.
PPC established the course last year as part a frantic campaign to replace the imploding and aging population of abortionists, whose numbers have declined 37% since the 1980s. Although worried about their population decline, PPC seems oddly determined to spread their abortion practices deeper into the heartland of the United States claiming studies indicate 87% of US counties and 97% of rural counties have no abortionists.
Comments to Yale may be sent to Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and the departments Residency Program Coordinator:
Charles Lockwood, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Patti Johnson, Residency Program Coordinator
So now murder is being called "satisfying."
Murder is now a "requirement" for OB/GYNs.
Training is one thing, performing is another.
I do not see a problem with Yale's policy, given that they are educating future medical professionals:
"... ob/gyn residents do not have to participate in any abortions if they sign a paper that states they believe abortion is against their 'personal/religious' beliefs. However, residents cannot opt of learning the theoretical applications of the program, including techniques related to still-birth, miscarriage, and complications related to abortion. Students also cannot opt out of performing ultrasounds on women intending to have abortions."
The items in bold seem pretty important to know about.
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Agreed. That was my first inclination...
Good God, what a sick ****.
It would seem to me that these have ALWAYS been part of an OB/GYNs training, and I doubt that this was Planned Parenthood's reason for pushing this new program. The intent is clearly to train future abortionists.
How many babies were murdered today.
May God have mercy on us.
Over 3500 babies were slaughtered TODAY in the United States.
But do they perform real abortions as part of the training?
Virtually all of them are surgical emergencies.
Anyone who writes to a Yale professor suggesting that future obstetrical surgeons not be trained in an essential procedure is an ignoramus.
Also, the new generation of academic OB/GYNs are different from the old kindly grandfather types you might remember. A significant majority are now female, and I've met a fair number over the years that were militant, man-hating lesbos, who seemed to revel in extracting as many fetuses from as many wombs as possible. Sounds like they are in charge now at Yale. Imagine the misery a resident at this program will suffer if he exercises his right to conscientious objection.
I am aware that certain procedures have long been part of an OB/GYNs training; however, since this is a new program started at the behest of Planned Parenthood, there is obviously more to it.
These are FEW and FAR between...I cannot come up with a single reason why therapeutic abortion would be medically necessary. Could you enlighten me as to what reasons you could think?
What a sexist attitude.
The two "kindly grandfather type" OB/Gyn's I ever had were the nastiest men I have ever encountered in my life..........serious medical problems were chalked up to my imagination..........
From a different article:
Planned Parenthood indicated some of the students trained in abortions could wind up becoming full-time abortion practitioners in the Midwest and Rocky Mountain states where few doctors want to do abortions.
Kat Campbell, a student in the abortion residency program, told Planned Parenthood that it "has been a great opportunity to gain exposure to abortion procedures."
Yale's policy is fair enough in regard to those with moral objections. As long as Yale does make the exception it claims to make for them, and requires of such students only what the policy says is required, it's OK. About the mandatory participation in ultrasound when women are seeking abortions, remember that an ultrasound occasionally persuades a woman NOT to abort.
Complaining about this program doesn't help our cause with reasonable folks in the middle, who are the key to the issue.
And would be taught any any residency program. PP's involvement is political. Very, very few doctors will perform abortions and the pro-abortion lobby sees this as a real threat, so they have made a concerted effort across the country to force doctors to perform them.
Not all abortions are murder.
Some pregnancies bring great threat to the mother's life when things go wrong.
It is the healthy babies that are hurt and healthy mothers that are the guilty, I wish they would change the term when used on women who have toxemia or something.
I think you know what I mean. :)
OK, let me get this straight. That capital of Leftie training, Yale, is making sure their OB/GYN practioners know how to properly kill a baby. The feministnazis don't believe in having males around or getting impregnated. Uh, so just exactly for whom and what are these future doctors planning to apply the OB part of their title?
Sure, but I would hope that all ob/gyn programs are already providing the essential training without involving propagandists from Planned Parenthood. This sounds to me like a way to get PP into the midst of Yale's ob/gyn training program - surely Yale Med School is fully capable of training quality ob/gyns without the help of PP????
Read more here:
Abruption, eclampsia, malignancy, ....
Completely agree. Luckily, Yale is not going to pay attention to "fan mail".
I believe labor can be and is induced in a lot of those cases. If the baby is viable, they can try to save it. Ripping limbs off and smashing brains in is not necessary.
Students who have a personal or religious objection to abortion going to the Planned Parenthood Clinic seems like a good thing to me, from the perspective of the pro-life movement. This is like the enemy inviting our spies to their wargaming sessions.
depends on the case itself, not all babies can be saved, and also, the life of the mother is more important. She already has family, already is functional.
Years ago, some hospitals sacrificed the mother to save the Baby! That is absurd.
Plus, we arent talking baout women choosing to end the baby's life, we are talking baout saving the mother's life.
two different cases.
My sister had to abort her child about 24 years ago or so, she was about 3.5 months along, maybe 4. She had a toxemia, gained over 50 pounds by that time, her heart rate was skyrocketing, other health issues, the choice was die or abort.
Her next pregnancy resulted in a 5 week preemie...who is now 20 and a stone cold fox President's List College student basketball star in Mass!...and if I catch you looking, Uncle Jim will beat you like a red-headed step child!
The soft-on-abortion conservatives are out in force. No amount of spin can disguise the fact that the vast majority of abortions are ones of convenience and are morally abominable. Nevertheless any excuse will be used to push the agenda.
Training ground for all those future murderers for money doctors(?).
I doubt you are going to catch me looking, unless this fox is male...then I might look. ; ) Also, while I am a redhead, I was never a stepchild as parents still married.
If someone is in imminent risk of dying (which is sometimes the case with toxemia), then maybe they need to do what they have to do. I wonder how often that happens in the grand scheme of things.
Wanna tell that to my wife? A tube preg' would have killed her if they would not have done what they did.
>Anyone who writes to a Yale professor suggesting that future obstetrical surgeons not be trained in an essential procedure is an ignoramus.<
Well, yes, they are, but for some people, maternal death is trivial next to the possibility of a live birth. They'd be perfectly willing to stand aside and watch a woman die, if there was any chance at all of a live birth.
If you don't believe in abortion, don't practice it.
The fact that this is REQUIRED is very disturbing. This is like having a doctor train in methods of assisted suicide.
If I were an aging baby-boomer I'd sure be keeping an eye out for when-notice not "if"-they start teaching euthanasia....
That's a terrible argument.
"If you like Jews, don't work at Auschwitz"
I don't think that person has tubal pregnancies in mind. That is a medical exception.
If your wife were bleeding to death, and the very small baby had to be removed, would you not want an obstetrical surgeon who had been taught to do the procedure?
Assisted suicide is a poor choice of words.
Have you ever seen a death run by a doctor who is afraid to use morphine, or worse who doesn't know how? A doctor who has never heard of levsyn? A doctor who can't suppress the cough of a cancer closing off the trachea?
Teaching doctors how to use medicine even at the end of life is grossly neglected, because of misplaced fears of prosecution and lawsuits.
It's true that the same tools can be used to kill people, but so can scalpels and anesthetics.
This is just the first step. PP is not happy with allowing residents to opt out. Performing abortions will become mandatory if there is no outcry at this step.
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