Tell me why we should respect "healthcare professionals" again:
A mail survey was conducted among all physicians and paramedical professionals involved in late TOP (termination of pregnancy) decision-making in all eight centers with a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Flanders, Belgium (N = 117)...
Late TOP was highly accepted in both lethal fetal conditions (100%) and serious (but not lethal) fetal conditions (95.6%). Where the fetus is healthy, 19.8% of respondents agreed with late TOP for maternal psychological problems and fewer respondents (13.2%) agreed with late TOP in the case of maternal socio-economic problems (P = .002). Physicians more often preferred feticide over neonatal palliative care in the case of non-lethal fetal conditions compared with paramedical professionals (68.1% vs 53.2%, P = .013). Almost nine out of ten respondents (89.1%) agreed that in the event of a serious (non-lethal) neonatal condition, administering drugs with the explicit intention to end neonatal life was acceptable. Behavioral intentions indicate that even in situations with an unclear diagnosis and unpredictable prognosis, 85.6% of professionals would still consider late TOP.
Neonatal refers to a
the newborn and especially the human infant during the first month after birth, so we aren't talking abortion any more but straight out infanticide which most Belgian doctors working in this care unit are perfectly OK with. I would be perfectly OK with
Sometimes I wonder whether there is still something worth fighting for in the current version of the West...Glad we still have enough Christians over here, but for how long?