Pro-life doctors–of whom there are thousands in Alberta–believe induced abortion is the deliberate destruction of a child’s life. Asking them to participate in abortion is, from their perspective, asking them to kill a developing child. Demanding that they refer patients to other physicians or clinics to have an abortion is, in their minds, demanding they be complicit in murdering an unborn person. Some might claim these rigorously trained doctors are scientifically deluded in their belief about the unborn child’s humanity, but just the same, do patients want their own doctor, under pressure from administrators, to do what the doctor believes is a medical atrocity? If physicians are willing to abandon their deeply held scientific convictions, what else will they be capable of?
Indeed, what else? And here’s the thing–“pro-choice” doctors have deluded themselves into believing they are neutral. My “choice” dictates, ie. they’ll help me kill my baby if I so desire, otherwise not. That’s not a doctor I personally want. I want a doctor who understands what his/her beliefs are, knows what the bias is and can identify that and explain it to me, as such–this is my position, and it is based on x, y, z.
Pro-choice doctors are not Switzerland (if abortion were international politics).by