Senator Proposes New Amendment to Healthcare Bill to Protect Pro-Life Doctors

9 12 2009 is reporting that Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma has proposed a new pro-life amendment to the healthcare bill currently in the Senate. This amendment would provide protection to doctors who are morally opposed to providing abortions.

Coburn says the amendment is sorely needed because, despite federal laws to protect conscience rights, there are still numerous examples of health care providers being pressured or forced to do or assist in abortions — and some cases have occurred as recently as earlier this year.

One of the most recent and horrifying stories Coburn notes concerns a New York nurse, Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo, forced to assist in a late-term D&E abortion on a healthy unborn baby. Her case is in the courts and the hospital is trying to get the case dismissed saying she has no right to sue under the federal conscience law currently in existence.

I blogged about this case in July. The wording of Coburn’s amendment would also protect healthcare facilities that do not provide abortions.

Let’s pray that this amendment survives the process.

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A Wise Doctor

3 02 2009

Thanks to my dad for sending me this story. I’m not sure who the author is.

A Wise Doctor
A Gift of Life

A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said:

‘Doctor , I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 yr. old and I’m pregnant again. I don’t want kids so close together.’

So the doctor said: ‘Ok, and what do you want me to do?’

She said: ‘I want you to end my pregnancy, and I’m counting on your help with this.’

The doctor thought for a little, and after some silence he said to the lady: ‘I think I have a better solution for your problem. It’s less dangerous for you too.’

She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request.

Then he continued: ‘You see, in order for you not to have to take care of 2 babies at the same time, let’s kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we’re going to kill one of them, it doesn’t matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms.

The lady was horrified and said: ‘No doctor! How terrible! It’s a crime to kill a child!

‘I agree’, the doctor replied. ‘But you seemed to be ok with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution. The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point.

He convinced the mom that there is no difference in killing a child that’s already been born and one that’s still in the womb. The crime is the same!