Wednesday, August 5, 2009

CRR bemoans lack of abortionists

The Centre for Reproductive Rights is complaining about the sharp decline in the number of doctors prepared to perform abortions, blaming a 'stigma' attached to abortion created by pro-life activism. The number of doctors performing abortions has declined by 25% since the 1990s, whilst public opinion is becoming increasingly pro-life.

What the CRR will never have the honesty to admit, of course, is that the obvious reason for the decline in the number of abortion doctors, is that medical students are becoming more and more aware of the repulsive nature of abortion and are turning their backs on it. The stigma the CRR refer to was not created by the pro-life movement, there is a stigma attached to abortion because it involves an act of killing, because it goes against the Hippocratic Oath which formed the basis of western medical ethics for centuries.

It is to be hoped that more and more doctors will refuse to do the abortion industry's dirty work in the years to come and that governments around the world will resist pressure to deprive doctors of freedom of conscience.