Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The "right to choose" does not apply to us

Cathy, an operating room nurse, was working her weekend on-call shift, when she was asked to assist in an “emergency” abortion. Cathy, who is a devout Catholic, strongly objected – but was left with a difficult choice: help a woman allegedly in need, or lose your job and your license to practice.


Spencer

4 comments:

olde.fashioned said...

Typical. Too bad for the nurse that she's Catholic -- I wonder if things would have been made easier for her if she had been a Muslim.

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

A reader of mine says about this post:

"Emergency" abortion always refers to a therapeutic one - not only one needed to save the woman's life, but generally one where she is actually dying at that moment. "Cathy," as a nurse, is no doubt aware of this.

I will choose to not debate my the thing that I am in strong opposition to--"therapeutic" abortion (I never knew murder was a form of therapy, what do you know!)--and instead, quote the original article.

It would appear our reader has missed the text of the article altogether.

The situation in the operating room grieved this mother even more. This was not an “emergency” situation. The woman was not in crisis. The procedure was scheduled hours before. The pregnant patient expressed no symptoms demanding emergency surgery, or the destruction of her child, much less requiring Cathy’s assistance. Yet despite learning that there was no need for this abortion, Cathy was forced to participate in violation of her strongly held religious beliefs.

All abortion is murder. Any wrangling with the "justified" execution of unborn innocents is nothing less than attempts to justify heinous slaughter.

Spencer

olde.fashioned said...

All abortion is murder. Any wrangling with the "justified" execution of unborn innocents is nothing less than attempts to justify heinous slaughter.

AMEN!!!

Ipwergis-Pudding said...

That stinks.