The Reason Why Pro-Abortion Groups Want No Conscience Exemption In Healthcare By Mark Noonan

by John Hawkins | April 28, 2008 7:00 am

This[1] is why:

Rome, Apr 23, 2008 (CNA).- Nearly 70 percent of Italian gynecologists are now refusing to perform abortions on moral grounds, Agence France Presse reports.

A report by Italy’s ministry of health on Tuesday reported that between 2003 and 2007 the number of gynecologists invoking a conscientious objection clause in their refusal to perform an abortion rose from 58.7 percent to 69.2 percent. The percentage of anesthesiologists who refused to help in an abortion rose from 45.7 percent to 50.4 percent.

According to the report, the increase is most pronounced in the south of the country. In Campania, the region around Naples, the percentage of gynecologists refusing to perform abortions reached 83 percent, and in Sicily 84.2 percent refused.

Milan gynecologist and legalized abortion advocate Silvio Viale told ANSA news agency that “abortion law is in danger,” saying abortion procedures were “more and more resembling an obstacle course.” Italy legalized most abortions in 1978.

Medical professionals who are any good tend to stay away from things like abortion – after all, if you’re good at curing people, why spend time killing them? This is a growing problem for the pro-abortion movement; the unwillingness of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to do the deed – in some jurisdiction in the United States it is almost impossible to obtain an abortion due to lack of providers. And thus the pro-abortion people are bound and determined on insisting that as abortion is a right, doctors must be prohibited from exercising a conscientious objection – there are even moves in the United States to force Catholic hospital to perform elective abortions, and for Catholic businesses and groups to provide abortion services as part of their health care plan.

Abortion is a pestilence – a moral disease which has been allowed to infect our society after we lowered our defenses. We have to fight it out on every level, because the pro-abortion groups are fanatic in their determination that no abortion ever be prevented. No element of the abortion debate is minor – any attempt by a pro-abortion group to advance any aspect of their cause must be opposed tooth and nail; and by so doing we will slowly push these forces back, and eventually eliminate this badge of shame upon our age.

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