Sunday, April 15, 2007

A Crisis? No Problem!

When I read good news, I just have to share it. Even though the editor who wrote the headline considered it a 'crisis,' I am thrilled to learn that an increasing number of doctors in Britain are refusing to perform abortions. From the article:

Distaste at performing terminations combined with ethical and religious convictions has led to a big increase in "conscientious objectors" who request exemption from the task, the RCOG says. A key factor is what specialists call "the dinner party test". Gynaecologists who specialise in fertility treatment creating babies for childless couples are almost universally revered - but no one boasts of being an abortionist.

And it gets better:

No figures are held centrally on the number of doctors refusing to perform abortions but the RCOG says anecdotal reports suggest the problem is widespread. (emphasis mine)

We should have such a problem here in America!

(Note: RCOG stands for Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)

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