Why are so many doctors pro-abortion?
THE EDITOR, Sir:
I had a dream last night where I went to heaven. (This is not so unusual for me, being I'm one of those good Christians whose mind is always on things above this earth). Now, in this dream, I met lots of little children, all with beautiful names (the origin of which I'll soon share).
I saw only Christians there also, no one else. According to the children, they had been taken, not born. Mom and dad had had no time to give them names, yet since something had happened to cause them to go back to the Spirit who sent them. Hence, they still had the names he had bestowed on them with His own loving thoughts.
This dream awakened me to the interesting, if less sensational, topic of why so many doctors are pro-abortion, even though they swore to walk in the footsteps of Hippocrates. Why did they swear to take on the Hippocratic oath to preserve life, yet take it? And harm, not heal?
I could go on to cite the number of times reported where members of the healing profession have walked over bodies writhing in pain on their hospital floors without lifting a finger to help. I could tell you of how they are able to describe, in clinical terms, when life begins in the womb. And at what stage it is neither barbaric nor cruel to rip a foetus from the inner sanctuary of the womb.
I would even quote you what one prolific and comedic medical professional has related in defence of the matter. However, I am a woman and a good Christian who would find even the idea unbearable.
I uncovered the following chilling statement from a Dr Christenson, as reported in 2003 in The New York Times:
"I don't think any woman in the state of Wisconsin who wants an abortion will go without one," he said. "She just might have to jump through a few more hoops than some of us might like.
Upon reading more about the subject, I realised that there are more doctors who uphold the oath than those who don't. That is the good news. However, based on personal experience, I find that my dog garners better attention from his veterinarian than I do from my doctor. That's the kind (pun intended) of doctor that I really admire!"