Monday, June 16, 2014

Forcing Doctors To Perform Abortions

It could happen in Poland. Of all places. Poland.

Per Zenit:

Poland’s prime minister has ordered a Catholic doctor to violate his conscience and perform an abortion. 

Dr. Bogdan Chazan, a Warsaw-based obstetrician, has denied a request to abort an unborn child who had been diagnosed with serious brain defects. 

On Tuesday, Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk said in a statement: "Regardless of what his conscience is telling him [the doctor] must carry out the law.” 

“"Every patient must be sure that … the doctor will perform all procedures in accordance with the law and in accordance with his duties," Tusk said. 

The mother of the child had filed a complaint against the doctor, claiming that she was being forced to bear a deformed child. 

Dr. Chazan is one of 3,000 physicians who had signed a “Declaration of Faith,” calling for the recognition of physicians’ rights to perform their duties in line with their religious convictions with regard to certain medical practices, such as abortion, contraception, euthanasia.

That's Poland, though. It could never happen in a nation with such a deep and abiding respect for religion and life like the United States, right? It could never happen here.

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