“The only thing that I was thinking of was – get the baby out” (Hamilton Spectator, February 4, 1993)
The above quote refers to the heroics of a policeman who rescued a frightened child in a dark, smoke-filled apartment unit. The officer risked his life to find the victim under a bed, unconscious. As he dragged her out, almost overcome with smoke, he gave her mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. There were no visible signs of life and, as he handed the child over to rescuers, he collapsed. As of this date there is a happy ending. The child is in hospital recovering satisfactorily, the officer has recovered and the community is indebted once again to a member of its own: an officer willing to sacrifice his life for the life of one much much smaller than himself.
An abortionist is the person who invades the sanctuary of the womb, which protects a developing human being prior to the date of viability, and causes the death of this human being.
This abortionist has been called by many names. In our communities, the abortionist is an M.D. Why you may ask? So that the abortionist may be paid by OHIP.
Since the time of Hippocrates 2500 years ago, the word physician has been synonymous with healing, curing and always caring. According to natural law, as long as the person continues to fulfill the criteria and principles as laid down by the original Oath, that Person is entitled to be PHYSICIAN.
However, once he transgresses against the Oath, he is no longer a physician. The title physician, and the position of physician conjures in us a certain degree of respectability due to the concept of “sometimes curing, always caring.” An ABOTIONIST transgresses that Oath and no longer qualifies to be called a PHYSICIAN.
There is no such thing as a “right” to abortion. But, it is true that the practice of abortion is accepted.
As a member of society I have the right and the duty to disseminate the truth with the obligations and the responsibilities that go with it. If someone parades in front of my home, office or hospital or wherever I may be, to proclaim my activities, such as saving lives, my reaction would be one of elation. However, my attitude would change if they were spreading untruths.
In the practice of medicine over the past few years there has been a separation of where we work and where we live. When I first took the Oath and became a physician, many of my colleagues practiced from their homes. Now, a very small number carry on this practice. Because of the technology many physicians have to work at a healthcare facility. An abortionist works at a hospital or health facility and lives elsewhere.
Through the media, the whole of society has been desensitized to the acceptability of abortion. However, this remains a despicable practice. Thus an abortionist attempts to distance himself from the point of this activity.
When truth goes against the views of a large segment of the population, the individual attempting to proclaim the truth is identified, isolated and feels vulnerable for standing up for that truth. Thus the person walking an educational picket in front of the abortionist’s home has the same feeling.
I believe that abortionists try to hide behind the respectability of the word physician. They are attempting to isolate themselves from the reality of abortion.
One may say that “physicians do not take the Oath in the ‘90s.” I agree, but this has happened only twice in this century: during the Third Reich which ended on the Nuremburg trials and since the mid-1960s.
John F. Kennedy said: “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and the best hope for the future.” George Orwell: “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell anyone what they do not want to hear.” Plato: “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the tragedy is when men are afraid of the light.” Abraham Lincon: “Let people know the truth, and the country is safe.” And Thomas Huxley: “Learn what is true in order to do what is right, is the whole summing up of the duty of man.”
Citizens are protected in a country where the civil or criminal law reflects the basic principles of the natural law; when there is conflict the leaning is to the natural law.
We look to picketers and demonstrators as the bearers of truth just as we look to the heroic policeman who knew the truth of “getting the baby out.”
In each instance, we – the citizens – look upon that person as a true hero.