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24 / 01 / 2011 - Abortion Is Not Medical Treatment - Irish Professor of Paediatrics
See also: Precious Life's leaflet - NO MEDICAL NECESSITY...
Professor Jim Dundon, Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, has intervened in the ongoing debate on abortion in Ireland to remind people that abortion is not a medical treatment. In a letter to the Irish Times he says...
In what is termed a “crisis pregnancy” all of us would feel for the mother to be, but apparently some would go so far as to advise termination of the pregnancy, ie, abortion. Abortion is not a treatment. It kills an innocent defenceless human being. Human life begins at conception and ends at natural death. Any life-threatening disease or disorder arising during a pregnancy can and should be treated. Abortion is not a treatment of any disease or disorder. At a time when such a “mother to be” needs all the help and support she can be given she is abandoned by all and given only one option – abortion. Apart from the aggressive trauma of abortion, which is considerable, she has to face the rest of her life with the knowledge she has destroyed the life of her own baby.
Emeritus Professor Paediatrics’
Source: Irish Times