Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Doctors Aren't Arbiters Of Morality

 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 redacted.

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?


  1. I agree with you 100% in this. Watching the people in the U.S. elevate "medical professionals" to the level of gods has been a really disconcerting observation. And not just in relation to COVID. As you have shown here, it goes much deeper than that.

    If, at conception, the newly created life is left alone to develop, it becomes apparent is short order than the "blastocsyt" turned "fetus" is a human being.

    So when you start referring to late "TOP" it gets really disturbing. Would not a c-section to remove the baby be more moral than a late-term abortion? Ostensibly, if the mother has carried the child to such a progressed state in the pregnancy, she wants the child, so why kill it?

    I could rant on, but I'll stop here. But yes, you are so, so right!

  2. When you read old books, it becomes obvious that "medical professionals", mostly doctors, were often at the forefront of liberal reforms, though not all of them, of course.

    What makes this particular survey so very chilling is the fact that they use the same language (late TOP) while talking about children who were already born.

    Giving "a medical professional" a license to kill is a recipe fr disaster, imo. Personally I wouldn't trust someone so callous with a care of my pet hamster...