Here’s the summary of the update:
The escalating war on physician conscience and the Hippocratic Oath is now manifesting itself in the World Medical Association plans to entrench forced performance or referral for abortion.
The HHS Office of Civil Rights, under the new Administration is investigating cases of pressure to violate conscience, and we have an opportunity to inform them-don’t miss the opportunity.
Planned Parenthood finds disposing of the fetal remains after abortions to be problematic…
New qualitative research reveals coercion in the abortion decision
and there are opportunities for those who want to relocate to a life-affirming practice…
WMA Global Abortion Policy threatens rights of conscience worldwide
Jan 10, The Catholic Register An ethics policy that demands doctors refer for abortion, even against their conscience, could become a global policy at the next general assembly of the World Medical Association in October. Catholic and Evangelical doctors in Canada are organizing to oppose the draft policy before it goes to the WMA council meetings in Latvia April 26-28.
“We have asked our members in the Christian Medical and Dental Society to write to the Canadian Medical Society to ask them to lobby on our behalf, to ensure that that change does not get passed,” said Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada executive director Deacon Larry Worthen.
While a WMA ethics policy would have no legal effect in Canada, the organization’s policies are often a template for future legislation and regulation of the medical profession around the world, said Worthen. WMA policies are also influential in medical schools.
The World Medical Association was set up by British doctors after the Second World War, largely in response to egregious participation in Nazi atrocities by some German doctors. The organization works on human rights and medical ethics in consultation with United Nations bodies such as the World Health Organization.
The new policy requiring doctors to refer seems to echo the must-refer policy of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, known by its French acronym FIGO, Worthen said. The FIGO policy was used by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to develop its forced-referral policy, which applies to all morally controversial procedures including abortion and assisted suicide.
In contrast, the World Medical Association is still maintaining opposition to Physician Assisted Suicide.
Please consider contacting the World Medical Association and asking them about their draft policy requiring health care professionals to perform or refer for elective abortion.
National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine weigh in to promote acceptance of Physician Assisted Suicide
« The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) is convening a workshop exploring the question of when and under what circumstances terminally ill patients can access life-ending medications with the aid of a physician. … » Read more
If you can attend this conference, please consider doing so.
HHS Portal for Discrimination Cases
Have you personally experienced pressure to perform procedures which kill human beings? Let HHS know now. [NOTE: The updated HHS website portal should be open by 5pm today (Sat Jan 13)] They need to hear from you regarding your experience of conscience discrimination.
Examples include but are not limited to:
- a) Pressure on nursing, medical students, residents or other health care professionals to perform or assist with abortions.
- b) Local, State or Federal regulations which force people to perform or refer for abortions
- c) Insurance mandates that include abortion-inducing drugs and devices for example: Concerns about abortion funding in the Affordable Care Act:
What do you do with the bodies?
Planned Parenthood’s final solution is to sell the body parts which are produced by elective abortion, or dump them in the trash. Both solutions are becoming increasingly problematic for the abortion giant.
Prosecution of Planned Parenthood Aborted Fetal Tissue Trafficking
« Last weekend, the Orange County District Attorney’s office in southern California completed the first successful prosecution of a major node in Planned Parenthood’s alleged baby body parts network: Sister companies DaVinci Biosciences and DV Biologics, business partners with Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties (PPOSBC), signed a $7.8 million settlement in which they were banned from doing business in the state of California ever again and admitted breaking state and federal laws by selling aborted fetal organs and tissue from Planned Parenthood for profit« …. read more and here.
Dumping Abortion Clinics like Planned Parenthood
« On November 10, 2017, Specific Waste revealed that they had ceased to provide medical waste services for Kentucky’s last remaining abortion clinic and Planned Parenthood centers in the Midwest. » more here
Planned Parenthoods former VP launches attack on Pregnancy Care Centers
« Launched in the beginning of January, “Equity Forward” identifies itself on its online “About Us” page as, a project aiming, “to ensure transparency and accountability among anti-reproductive health groups and individuals who are actively working to deny women access to services.”
Later in its “About Us” page, the group says it “exists to create a window into what opponents of reproductive health care are doing, operationally and tactically, in order to expose malfeasance, fraud, unethical practices, and false information to hold them accountable.”
Led by Mary Alice Carter, a former interim VP for communications at Planned Parenthood, … » Read more here and here.
New qualitative study looks at women’s outcomes after coerced abortions
Many women who have had abortions experienced coercion from close family members, leading to lasting psychological sequela, according to a new study by Dr. Priscilla Coleman. Read more here and here .
Augustine Summer Conference a wonderful conference in a beautiful city. Conference schedule here
Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity Conference another wonderful conference on the beautiful campus of Trinity International University.
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