MORE than 200 Catholic doctors, all members of the Guild of St Luke, are set to resign from the Australian Medical Association and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners over RU-486.
Guild president, Dr Terrence Kent, a Brisbane GP, said the group which is meeting on Sunday "will be recommending that members resign from both the AMA and the RACGP due to lack of consultation with members of these two groups on their decisions to support removing authority for approving RU-486 from the Health Minister and giving it to the TGA."
Two doctors have already resigned from the AMA, which has more than 5670 members in Queensland.
"Not only does RU-486 always result in the death of an innocent human being, complications including maternal death make it totally unacceptable," Dr Kent said.
"The horrific experience that doctors would inflict on young women by giving them this pill to take would be most traumatic to the patients we are supposed to be caring for. They would take the pill then wait several days for the process to be completed with concomitant pain, bleeding and passage of a dead embryo. Surely this would be psychologically damaging and a totally undesirable experience."
In her letter of resignation to the AMA, Dr Belinda Goodwin said she no longer wanted to be represented by an organisation whose national president, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, told the Senate Committee regarding RU-486 that "it is certainly far safer to terminate a pregnancy with RU-486 than to take the pregnancy to term".
She said the comments were "outrageous and send the wrong message to women". [Source]
Not only are Dr. Thing’s observations about RU-486 “outrageous, and send the wrong message to women,” they’re also false. I’m never done being surprised by the blatant lies doctors and others are willing to tell in order to advance the cause of abortion.
Several days of pain, bleeding, and a dead baby.
Like, omigosh, liberation is like so totally awesome. We have like so much more um you know like dignity than our moms had. Dignity so rocks.
Wow, this is very impressive. Please pray for these physicians. Thanks for the tip. I forwarded the article to my father, a NFP only physician.
Oh geez…all that flap about condoms, sterilization, euthanasia, surgical abortion and NOW they decide to leave the Australian Medical association on the grounds of their religious beliefs? Sheesh. Now if only all the Catholic astronomers and physicists showed some real character and resigned their positions over that whole Gallileo thing, then the church would truely be making progress!
I think they’re actually making a strong and necessary statement. . .obviously Australia needs them as physicians. There’s a shortage of physicians. It’s not that they will never be working as physicians again but rather they are sending a strong message to those who are pushing RU-486.
Let me see if I got your argument straight..
Catholic physicians leaving an organization that openly promotes the killing of children with objectively false medical statements is like Catholic astronomers and physicists resigning from their positions because a Catholic astronomer was temporarily suspended from teaching (yet allowed to continue his Church funded research) several hundred years ago for teaching theology while unqualified in that discipline..
“These comments are outrageous and send the wrong message to all people who want to murder members of their families. Any person who’s dependent on you should basically be considered fair game. If you have to cook someone food, it’s obviously okay to feed them arsenic. If you pay the water bill, you can replace it with nitric acid at will. And if you yourself have a bad reaction to the arsenic or nitric acid, well, that’s just an unfortunate side effect that shouldn’t discourage the use of these legal food supplements.”
“Now if only all the Catholic astronomers and physicists showed some real character and resigned their positions over that whole Gallileo thing, then the church would truely be making progress!”
False analogy. If the astronomers of Galileo’s day advocated infanticide (rather than coming under political pressure from some members of the Chuch hierarchy) as a means to build a better telescope or create a healthier, more scientific Europe or whatever, then yes, then if you were a member of some professional association of astronomers, it may be best to leave in protest.
“That company that today manufactures RU-486, the abortion pill, is Roussel-Uclaf, which is a subsidiary of Hoechst, and Hoechst is a spinoff of I.G. Farben, the company that manufactured Zyklon-B, the gas the Nazis to murder the Jews in Auschwitz. Some might call this fact ‘ironic’. I would call it eerie.”
(Peter Kreeft, Three Approaches to Abortion)
Catholic doctors the world over should band together and start their own hospitals, schools, and certification boards. It would be the best way to protect the science of health from the widespread belief in modern times that death is the miracle cure of our age.
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