Saturday, August 22, 2009

Spanish Doctors will go to jail rather than kill

Dr. Esteban Rodriguez of Spain's Right to Life organisation has said that doctors will go to jail rather than be forced to perform abortions. In a powerful statement responding to threats from Spain's Minister of Justice, Dr Rodriguez said:

“We will not kill our patients, nor will we commit a crime against the public health deliberately harming the heath of women, no matter how much the Minister of Justice threatens us and abuses his power.

“We doctors are not soldiers, nor policemen, nor executioners. There is no civil disobedience in the refusal to kill a human being, but rather the fulfilling of our professional obligation."

Congratulations Dr Rodriquez for your courage. Let us hope that the Spanish Government will take note and stop trying to bully the medical profession into doing its dirty work.