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Argentine doctor convicted of refusing to perform abortion

May 23, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: A doctor in Argentina has been convicted on criminal charges after he refused to complete an abortion. Two years ago, Dr. Leandro Rodriguez Lastra worked successfully to save the life of an unborn child whose mother had taken the abortifacient pill misoprostol. The baby was eventually born and is now a healthy child. The doctor was charged and convicted because, since he had not registered a conscientious objection to abortion, under current law in Argentina he was required to complete the procedure.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - May. 24, 2019 7:07 AM ET USA

    Few better examples of a culture of death. His primary oath is "to do no harm."