This has been coming for a while. This story from England is just one of many. Over here in America, pharmacists are being forced to provide abortifacients even if its against their religion. Catholic hospitals -the same.
According to the UK’s Daily Mail, a family doctor in England is facing losing her license for daring to suggest to women seeking an abortion that they should think twice.
Dr Tammie Downes says at least eight grateful mothers have children today which they would have terminated until she asked them to consider the consequences. The General Medical Council, which regulates doctors, is understood to have received a complaint from another doctor who claims Dr Downes is promoting her anti-abortion views to patients.
Imagine that -a doctor committed to saving lives. Insert ironic gasp here.
The complaint stems from an interview Dr Downes, a GP in the West Country, gave to the Daily Mail in May in which she described how she talked to women wanting an abortion about having the baby instead.
Advocates of abortion such as the Liberal Democrat MP Dr Evan Harris – known as ‘Dr Death’ for his strong views on abortion and euthanasia has publicly criticised Dr Downes, saying: “By her own admission this doctor tries to persuade patients to go in one direction only and boasts of her “success” in a national newspaper.”
But Dr Downes insisted yesterday: “I don’t try to persuade anybody…I give them the facts and allow them space to think through the decision that they are making…It has to be the mother’s choice. I have no right to make that choice for them. But I do think it is my duty as a doctor to help a woman make that choice.”
Dr Downes, who has been a doctor for 12 years, is a committed Christian.
Would she be in any trouble whatsoever if she were insitgating women to procure abortions? Nah. She’d probably win a humanitarian award. Or have a Hollywood movie made about her.