Pro-Life Perinatologist -- Paradox or Possibility?
Thorp, John M.
Bowes, Watson A.
New England Journal of Medicine. 1992 Apr 30; 336(18): 1217-1219.
Is it possible to specialize in maternal-fetal medicine without being willing to perform abortions? Or, to put it another way, is there such a thing as a prolife perinatologist?...Perinatologists who hold a prolife worldview face disturbing ethical issues. We urge discussion and clarification of these divisive issues by all perinatologists and would-be perinatologists. Our experience has been that with clarification and respect, prolife perinatologists can practice perinatal medicine without violating their moral objections to antenatal diagnosis and elective abortion.
Abortion; Alternatives; Attitudes; Antenatal Diagnosis; Congenital Disorders; Conscience; Counseling; Cultural Pluralism; Diagnosis; Disclosure; Education; Fetal Development; Fetuses; Genetic Disorders; Health; Life; Mass Screening; Maternal Health; Medicine; Moral Obligations; Morality; Mortality; Patient Care; Physicians; Political Activity; Pregnant Women; Prenatal Diagnosis; Public Policy; Quality of Life; Risks and Benefits; Right to Life; Selective Abortion; Therapeutic Abortion; Value of Life;
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Thorp, John M.; Bowes, Watson A. (1992-04-30)Is it possible to specialize in maternal-fetal medicine without being willing to perform abortions? Or, to put it another way, is there such a thing as a prolife perinatologist?...Perinatologists who hold a prolife ...
Thorp, John M.; Wells, Steven R.; Bowes, Watson A.; Cefalo, Robert C. (1995-01)As we have stated in the past, anyone considering perinatology training or practice must carefully clarify his or her concepts of maternal and fetal rights. Hard-working, fatigued house officers often have not had the time ...