October 28, 2012
The Advocate’s recent article (Sept. 27) regarding the sale of the abortion facility of the late, late-term abortionist George Tiller in Topeka, Kans., to a group that intends to reopen it as “a family and women’s health center that will offer abortions,” was frightening.
The new owner admits that the “services” of killing unborn babies a few weeks before term will not be offered because the enlightened Kansas Legislature tightened restrictions on late-term abortions, although earlier abortions are planned.
How one does abortions in a “family” context is beyond me, as killing young, future family members is absolutely inconsistent with, and in fact inimical to, the concept of family.
It is also unclear to me where the new owner, a former Tiller employee, proposes to obtain proper medical staff for her venture.
The Hippocratic Oath, which has governed ethical medicine for some 25 centuries, has an absolute proscription on abortion. It states, “I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; furthermore, I will not give to a woman an instrument to produce abortion.”
Obviously, the new proprietress cannot hope to have an ethical staff, something truly vital in medicine, especially when young, innocent lives are involved. Is she then intending to hire medically unethical people similar to other abortionists in the news?
For example, people such as those at the former Philadelphia facility of medically licensed Kermit Gosnell? He was indicted for eight counts of murder last year following a raid that found “filthy, deplorable and disgusting blood on the floor; the stench of urine; cat feces on the stairs; [and] semiconscious women moaning in the waiting or recovery rooms, covered with bloodstained blankets.” The counts included grisly infanticide that involved Gosnell snipping the spines of babies who had been purposely prematurely born so they could be killed moments later.
Or is she planning to hire unethical “physicians-in-training” who have not yet matured in the medical arts sufficiently to know right from wrong, rather than only what power their recently acquired medical knowledge gives them, yet without proper or genuine concern for life or health and safety problems? Either way, the prospect is frightening. When one lets go of fundamental ethics — while having power over others less knowledgeable than oneself or simply gullible — anything can happen, and often will!
Dr. W.A. Krotoski, president,
The Hippocratic Resource