A couple of months ago I was up at Boston University visiting my older sister who is studying health science and hoping to go into physical therapy. While I was with her, I decided to tag along for one of her classes that I found particularly interesting: "Medical Ethics". The professor talked a lot about quality of life and the ethics of doing everything you can as a physician to protect lives and to save lives, not to harm them. So naturally after this class, I thought "wow, well it only makes sense that a physician, from a medical ethical standpoint, would see abortion as counterintuitive to their purpose as a physician." I did a little research and found that there is actually a large group of physicians across the United States who are committed to protecting the lives of unborn children, so that is what I want to talk to you about today.
Physicians for life was sponsored by the Alabama Physicians for life in 1986. According to the website, it "exists to draw attention to the issues of abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, cloning, infanticide, teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, out-of-wedlock sexual activity and the medical merits of risk elimination through sexual abstinence." The main purpose of the organization is to provide accurate information and facts concerning the issues mentioned above. They also provide a very large collection of resources about abortion recovery, testimonies, and scientific information on child development.
I think that this is a really cool organization that many of us might not even expect to exist. I think that it would be difficult to be a physician and encounter such struggles ethically but I am happy to see that there are groups of people to support those with pro-life values. I am going to leave you all with a very interesting video I found in their resources that is relevant to my last post on fetal development. If you click the link below, make sure you're logged into your facebook, and it should take you straight to a video of an unborn child developing in the womb! Very cool! Alright, I hope you enjoyed this post! Comment your thoughts below!