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a long way, baby

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jan 06, 2006

The American Medical Association has released a statement saying the abortionists "should be made the outcasts of society."

The AMA suggested:

Resolved, That we repudiate and denounce the conduct of abortionists, and that we hold no intercourse with them professionally or otherwise and that we will, whenever an opportunity presents, guard and protect the public against the machinations of these characters by pointing out the physical and moral ruin which follows in their wake.

Oh; did I forget to mention the date? That statement appeared in 1871.

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  • Posted by: Convert1994 - Jan. 09, 2006 10:32 AM ET USA

    You DO know the ORIGINAL pre-Roe Hippocratic Oath forbade abortion, I hope?

  • Posted by: - Jan. 08, 2006 10:18 AM ET USA

    Our family doctor told my mother that doctors and the AMA searched out and helped police arrest abortionists because the profession thought it was a horror. The year was 1960 - just a few years before the wave of state by state legaiizations in the late 60s. How things can change in a short time

  • Posted by: principle not pragmatism - Jan. 07, 2006 1:17 PM ET USA

    thad_whiting: How about " They were what your feet looked like when your mother was ten weeks pregnant with you"

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Jan. 07, 2006 1:49 AM ET USA

    actually thad, over 8,000 are amputated (mutilated/disgarded, etc) each day...

  • Posted by: - Jan. 06, 2006 6:28 PM ET USA

    I suspect that AMA members in 1871 had more awareness of fetal anatomy that current members. I wear the precious feet pin on my white coat in the hospital (I'm a family practice resident). I was naive before I realized that most docs I encounter have no clue about the meaning of the gold feet. I have yet to come up with a concise, effective response to, "what do those cute little feet mean?" I am hesitant to answer with "well, 4,000 are amputated every day in this country." Any suggestions?

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