Bill Demaer

“Practice two things in your dealings with disease: either help or do not harm the patient" is believed to have originated with the 19th-century English surgeon Thomas Inman. We must be careful to not use doublespeak to make acceptable what was unthinkable not so very long ago. Those suffering physically or mentally are not helped by assisted suicide - they are harmed. Pregnant women and their babies are not helped by abortion - they are harmed, most definitely the baby. In either case, physicians should not have to give counsel or provide a service that violates their conscience.

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