Skip to comments.Docs speak out about abortion
Posted on 05/13/2007 4:59:06 PM PDT by buzzyboop
Canada, which reputedly provides the most open legal access to abortion in the western world, doesn't provide access enough, said an abortion rights group last week.
Many women can't get abortions at all, or are subjected to long delays. The group's solution: Require doctors by law to perform abortions whether they like it or not.
This demand, made upon the Canadian Medical Association by Vicki Saporta, president and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, inadvertently disclosed a curious fact. Though abortion is technically legal in Canada up to the moment of birth, so many doctors refuse to do it that access to it is effectually restricted.
Some doctors reject abortion on purely professional grounds. Medicine is about healing sick people and pregnancy isn't a sickness.
Others regard as morally repugnant the forcible extinction of a human life.
Under CMA rules, a doctor need neither perform an abortion nor direct a patient to an abortion-provider.
Only 15% of hospitals provide the service and that percentage is declining.
Physicians, says Saporta, must put their patients' interest ahead of "their own religious and moral convictions."
(Excerpt) Read more at calsun.canoe.ca ...
Does Saporta think they are slaves? Hmph!
Rudy will fix this. Can’t have any woman denied her “choice” because of someone’s moral tastes, now can we?
Go ahead you morons. When doctors of conscience refuse and you send them to prison or they quit practicing, what are you going to do with your already overtaxed, understaffed and lousy system of health care?
Canada - where the abortions are free, but the waiting list is 12 months.
I saw this some time ago on FR, but I can’t remember who to give credit to. It seems that the joke is close to the truth.
Prayers for the unborn.
Have convicted killers do it...They might even like being gainfully employed.
I believe the same is true here. Most docs are not killers.
Not only in Canada, but in Britain, where the overwhelming majority of physicians will not perform abortions.
When someone loses power they grasp at straws.
Couldn’t help but throw Rudy in. Just flipped on the TV at the gym and there he was, grinning from ear to ear as he told Chris Wallace about his moral convictions regarding abortion—which, frankly, make even Vicki Saporta’s seem reasonable and humane.
interesting stat, however. just when I thought Ikea was the worst thing that ever happened to furniture...
thanks for not chopping my head off.
LOL! I read the IKEA thread earlier. I spent about 5 seconds trying to figure out how the two threads were related!
Thanks for the unintended humor!
Physicians in America will be required by law to perform abortions if liberals get their way. Those who don’t will be dropped by insurance companies and the new liberal national healthcare.
In essence, if you don’t do what the government healthcare system demands, you will no longer receive reimbursement for any of your procedures.
Result: Many good physicians will switch to other professions and drop the practice of medicine altogether. It has already begun.
Ms. Saporta: Stick it where the sun don’t shine, witch.
It does seem to be "all Rudy, all the time" around here anymore, does't it?
I wish he'd fade away quickly. If just to reduce the number of Rudy threads around here.
I think a freeper straw poll would have hillary clearly in the lead.
Pretty dang depressing, if true. Can you document that? (I'm not disputing you, I'd just like to know more about it.)
On a more cheerful note, 87% of the counties in the USA have not one doctor willing to do abortions.
And the average age of abortionists in the USA is over 50; and when they retire they are, by and large, not being replaced.
Where's all this conscience coming from?
To an idealistic young doctor, abortion has little appealit's fundamentally a destructive operation, offering little professional challenge, and no ongoing doctor-patient relationship. In addition, other doctors hold abortion providers in low esteem. Warren Hern, an abortion specialist in Boulder, Colorado, complains that his fellow providers "are treated as a pariah by the medical community. At best, we are tolerated." In 1993, the controversial Project Choice survey polled almost a thousand abortion providers; 69 percent said their profession was "not respected in the medical community."
Well, golly. Maybe it's because they have such suboptimal outcomes. Almost every operation, it's one wounded, one dead.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.