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What’s the Hippocratic Oath to an Enlightened Pro-Abortion Med Student?
Culture & Media Institute ^ | 6/9/09 | Catherine Maggio

Posted on 06/13/2009 10:03:05 AM PDT by wagglebee

The Hippocratic Oath means nothing to medical student Rozalyn Farmer Love. Not only did her June 7th op-ed in “The Washington Post” demonstrate the left’s logically and morally flawed argument in favor of abortion, but it also raises concerns about those who are entering the medical field and the morals they feel free to ignore.

Love, who plans to become an obstetrician-gynecologist dreams “of delivering healthy babies, working with families and supporting midwifery,” but was writing in an attempt to justify her own support for abortion, even while she asserted that “When I advocate for reproductive rights, for choice, I don't claim that abortion is morally acceptable.”

A large part of the article was devoted to Love describing how she went from a family of pro-lifers to an active participant in the pro-choice movement. She presented her own case as a black sheep in a stifling family: “I began to feel as if I were leading a double life. At school, the choices I saw women struggling with were forcing me to question my old convictions. When I went home, I'd go to church with my parents but would find that my views contrasted starkly with those I heard in the sermons. It was a difficult time, because I felt that neither my family nor my church would welcome my questions or understand my struggle.”

Love painted her parents as the stereotypical close-minded conservatives, who misunderstood their enlightened daughter’s beliefs (like living with her fiancée.) Apparently she, and her equally oppressed friends, grew up somewhere resembling Puritan Salem. She related how she was “shocked at how little many of my friends – women who were studying biology and planning to become doctors – knew about their own sexual health.”

It seems that Love equated not using birth control to lack of sexual knowledge. She claimed, “They didn't know about or couldn't get the reproductive health care they needed because of barriers put up by their culture, their religion and their parents, whose sole contribution to sex ed was generally an unspoken "Thou shalt not!"

Under the oppressive eyes of their Taliban parents, these unfortunate young women suffered the “barriers” of a traditional morality. How terrible.

When talking about a friend who needed to come up with an excuse to go on birth control, Love stated, “She was sexually active and didn't want to get pregnant.” The possibility that her friend should perhaps practice abstinence if she wanted to avoid a pregnancy does not seem to have ever crossed Love’s mind.

But despite her switch to the pro-choice side of the abortion issue, Love claimed that she does not belief “that abortion is morally acceptable.” To justify this dichotomy in her belief system, Love used the age-old “it’s personal” excuse, saying, “I think that it's a very private, intensely personal decision.”

Further, stories from the pre-Roe Vs. Wade days of women who suffered from “botched abortions” helped her reach her decision. She explained, “And I believe that it's immoral to let them die rather than provide them with safe, competent care.”

So to get it straight: Love does not think abortion is morally acceptable, yet she is willing to help women perform this non-morally acceptable act to protect them. It is worth mentioning that never in her article did Love claim that a fetus is not a human life. So in essence, she is willing to play God, actively choosing the life of the mother above the life of the baby.

There are other flaws in Love’s argument. Although she admitted she has “never witnessed an actual abortion procedure,” she declared that descriptions of partial-birth abortion procedures (“when the baby's head emerges, the doctor jabs a pair of scissors into the back of its neck, severing the spinal cord” ) were “misleading and graphically politicized.” Not only was she incapable of backing this up with actual experience, but she did not offer any description in the place of the one she found so deceptive, nor did she give any reasoning or evidence for why it is so.

Love also presented an anecdote about a woman and husband whose baby had been diagnosed with a lethal congenital anomaly. If the woman waited and gave birth to the baby, “she might be waiting for almost 20 more weeks to give birth to a baby that would never take more than a few breaths on its own.” Love rightly asserts that carrying a baby that in “high likelihood” would not survive for very long would be a tragedy for the mother.

But a medical student should know that “high likelihood” is not guaranteed, and that many times babies are misdiagnosed in the womb But to Love, the certainty of a mother’s emotional pain outweighs the uncertainty of giving the baby a chance for life.

Since in this particular case the pregnancy was so far along that most doctors would not perform an abortion, the woman’s options were few. But Love knew what she needed: the newest martyr of the pro-abortion culture. She stated dramatically, “They needed a caring and compassionate physician to help them through this dark moment, and if they chose not to continue the pregnancy, they also needed a physician who was both skilled enough and brave enough to provide them with the care they needed. They needed Dr. Tiller.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; moralabsolutes; prolife; tiller
So to get it straight: Love does not think abortion is morally acceptable, yet she is willing to help women perform this non-morally acceptable act to protect them. It is worth mentioning that never in her article did Love claim that a fetus is not a human life. So in essence, she is willing to play God, actively choosing the life of the mother above the life of the baby.

ALL abortionists know that it is a baby they are killing, they simply don't care.

1 posted on 06/13/2009 10:03:05 AM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 06/13/2009 10:04:32 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 06/13/2009 10:04:55 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

First its not “The Washington Post” it’s “The Washington Pravda.”

Secondly it only prove tha miss Love has no Honour.


4 posted on 06/13/2009 10:09:19 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: wagglebee

Dr. Love?

More like Dr. Death.


5 posted on 06/13/2009 10:09:37 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: wagglebee

In other words, she’s a cold, heartless wench. Medical education should be reserved for people with a heart. Miss Love doesn’t have a heart and is in danger of losing her soul.


6 posted on 06/13/2009 10:15:43 AM PDT by farmer18th (If you preach "too big to let fail," you're also preaching "too small to let succeed.")
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To: wagglebee

I feel bad for this young lady’s parents. Woe to any of my children if they began to proclaim such degenerate morality in public or private. if that amoral brat was my daughter, she could forget about any help with paying off those medical loans. I am repeatedly amazed at the arrogance of so many medical doctors and the abject failure of medical education in teaching the students any sense of the humanity of the bodies they are working to heal. It is downright shameful.


7 posted on 06/13/2009 10:19:22 AM PDT by bdeaner (The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? (1 Cor. 10:16))
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To: farmer18th
Medical education should be reserved for people with a heart.

Research suggests the causal relationship is the other way around. Medical students start out with kids who have a heart -- they want to help people. But as they move through the curriculum they become less empathetic and less mature in their ethical reasoning. It's alarming that medical education seems to produce students who are brilliant when it comes to anatomy, chemistry, and physiology, but mental retards when it comes to ethics and empathic relating to others.
8 posted on 06/13/2009 10:22:30 AM PDT by bdeaner (The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? (1 Cor. 10:16))
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To: farmer18th
Medical education should be reserved for people with a heart.

Research suggests the causal relationship is the other way around. Medical students start out with kids who have a heart -- they want to help people. But as they move through the curriculum they become less empathetic and less mature in their ethical reasoning. It's alarming that medical education seems to produce students who are brilliant when it comes to anatomy, chemistry, and physiology, but mental retards when it comes to ethics and empathic relating to others.
9 posted on 06/13/2009 10:22:31 AM PDT by bdeaner (The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? (1 Cor. 10:16))
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To: wagglebee

Even though the Oath had been revised several times, but the word “abortion” was mention in the original version.


10 posted on 06/13/2009 10:24:35 AM PDT by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: wagglebee

At school, the choices I saw women struggling with were forcing me to question my old convictions. When I went home, I’d go to church with my parents but would find that my views contrasted starkly with those I heard in the sermons. It was a difficult time, because I felt that neither my family nor my church would welcome my questions or understand my struggle.”

One notes here that she never questioned her schooling but
instead doubted her very own family and church, do you suppose that doubt was instilled by her teachers?
Oh no of course not. /s


11 posted on 06/13/2009 10:28:45 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Yep, she prefers to ignore 6000 years of Judeo-Christian teaching and blindly embrace leftist narcissism.


12 posted on 06/13/2009 10:33:21 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: vladimir998

The article is entirely too formularic to have been written by a college student. At the same time that doesn’t mean there isn’t some sociopathic nurd-woman somewhere who likes to kill babies.


13 posted on 06/13/2009 10:35:10 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: wagglebee
What’s the Hippocratic Oath to an Enlightened Pro-Abortion Med Student?

About as much as marriage vows mean to a serial adulterer. It is the magic phrase that opens the door so they can work their evil. Sadly, they reflect our culture. That will have to change before "Enlightened Pro-Abortion Med Students" will become a thing of the past.

14 posted on 06/13/2009 10:37:46 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: wagglebee

What’s really scary is that she represents the doctors of the future—morally lacking & ethically challenged just like politicians in Congress today.


15 posted on 06/13/2009 10:43:59 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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“I think that it’s a very private, intensely personal decision.”

Murder, rape, pedophilia and slavery also are morally abhorrent. Does this mean we can look the other way on grounds these are private, intensely personal decisions? Medicine attracts our brightest and best students. It’s sad they don’t have or aren’t given even rudimentary skills in critical thinking about ethical issues, as the practice of medicine is replete with them.


16 posted on 06/13/2009 11:17:08 AM PDT by DrC
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To: wagglebee
ALL abortionists know that it is a baby they are killing, they simply don't care.

Not just abortionists, but anyone with a hint of scientific training--which includes ALL doctors and medical professionals.

This is why the issue is a moral/religious one--on the value, and ultimately, the sacredness of human life itself.

It is also why, when students are saturated with the assumptions of evolutionary biology--where God is pretended to be completely absent and unnecessary for life--they end up with such illogical and godless conclusions, such as the ironically named "Love" exhibits.

17 posted on 06/13/2009 1:17:42 PM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: muawiyah

This article was a critique of the one apparently written by Love. Have you read the original?


18 posted on 06/13/2009 1:20:38 PM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: AnalogReigns
The method here is to concoct a critique of a story that you are writing, and intermix them.

No idea if there's a real original.

Kind of puts a chill down my spine to think that there could be a psychopathic sociopath out there who could end up in something else, let's say geriatrics simply because the abortionist internships were booked up.

19 posted on 06/13/2009 1:29:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah; AnalogReigns

Here’s the original op-ed in WaPo:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/05/AR2009060502006.html


20 posted on 06/13/2009 1:36:01 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: wagglebee

If women doctors think 3rd-trimester abortions should be performed, where are all the female Tillers? Why do these feminists let men do their dirty work?


21 posted on 06/13/2009 1:41:07 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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