Thursday, January 3, 2008

Bring Back The Hippocratic Oath!

When a doctor injects a syringe full of potassium chloride into the heart of a fetus (often in the 2nd or 3rd trimester), you the taxpayer, pay him $248.50 for that "service".

That doesn't include payment for the delivery of the "stillborn" baby. Or any other service that's part of the abortion.
But isn't that against the Hippocratic Oath? Doesn't the Oath say "I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art."? It does. But the problem is - our physicians are no longer required to take a Hippocratic Oath before they start practicing medicine.
In the 1970s, cultural and social forces induced many American medical schools to abandon the Hippocratic Oath as part of graduation ceremonies, usually substituting a version modified to something considered more politically up to date, or an alternate pledge like the Oath or Prayer of Maimonides.
In other words - political correctness tramples over ethics. And it shows with the way some patients are treated nowadays.
Paris, France (LifeNews.com) -- A French woman who is a serial surrogate mother and now pregnant with triplets refuses to have an abortion even though doctors say there is a small risk the pregnancy could threaten her life. Carole Horlock, 41, says physicians told her that the pregnancy could pose issues because of her age.

They said she has a 2.5 percent chance of suffering major medical problems, but the news isn't deterring Horlock from going through with giving birth to all three babies.
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But Horlock, who is originally from Britain, has rejected their advice because they admitted there is a 12 percent chance that aborting one of the babies would result in the loss of all three.
Instead of caring for the well-being of a mother and her three babies, instead of protecting all four lives, those doctors are looking for lives that they believe could be sacrificed. For them a 2.5% chance of major medical complications to the mother outweighs certain death for one of the babies and a much higher chance for the other two babies to die. Hippocratic Oath includes a pledge to treat all the patients equally, regardless of their social status. But our physicians no longer take the Hippocratic Oath.

It's time we demand to bring it back.

2 comments:

Peter said...

"In other words - political correctness tramples over ethics. And it shows with the way some patients are treated nowadays."

Political correctness tramples over everything. Even liberal theology.

http://www.reclaimingtheology.blogspot.com/

Airborne Soldier against Weiner Libs said...

A baby killer is a baby killer. How can we expect that Obama will protect Americans when he can't even protect unborn or newborn children.

He couldnt even answer yes or no in the State Senate over 100 times. He said,"uh uh uh uh present."

www.demshateamerica.com