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DocWebster's Avatar Jump to comment 17 by DocWebster

we should not expect a doctor or a nurse, even in principle, to perform an abortion, if they feel to do so is against their beliefs. Whatever we may think of the belief that life begins at conception, it would be unreasonable in the extreme to expect those who do hold that belief to commit what they consider to be murder.

Medical professionals are supposed to be basing their medical opinions upon medical science. Furthermore every reason they perform or do not perform a medical procedure should be based solely on medical science. If they can't perform within those confines they should not be medical professionals. If they decline to practice their profession in such a manner they are committing malpractice. There are no allowances here, you are a medical professional who performs by medical standards or you're not a medical professional, that's the end of the argument.

Sun, 24 Jun 2012 19:12:28 UTC | #948020