I thought I would update you on an exciting concept being championed by John Patrick, MD. In response to laws and rules designed to remove the rights of conscience from physicians, John Patrick has started a Hippocratic Registry of Physicians. It is only in Canada for now, but AAPLOG board discussed this concept at its meeting in January. It’s a concept that has feet and hands.
Basically, the death lobby (abortion and euthanasia folks) is not content with permission to practice the killing trade. They want acceptance and approval. They do not want people (me and others) accusing them of an immoral act. They want everyone to know and accept that they are right and moral and ethical and justified in all their killing.
So, that is the motivation behind the American College of OBGYN (ACOG) issuing an ethics opinion stating an OBGYN doctor is ethically obligated to perform or refer for abortion. And it’s the motivation behind the American Board of OBGYN (ABOG) to require adherence to the ACOG ethics code as a requirement for board certification.
The death lobby has prolife pharmacists in the crosshairs as well. They want them to be required to dispense abortifacients. There are rumblings from Oregon, Washington (recently passed laws legalizing euthanasia) and countries across the pond of moves to require doctors to “provide euthanasia service” if requested.
All this has motivated physicians who hold to the Oath of Hippocrates to establish a Hippocratic Registry of physicians who would pledge to support life, as the Hippocratic Oath does. One can see an entire parellel health system developing which would include life-affirming hospitals, doctors, pharmacists and nurses. It would be a system which would have competing accreditation agencies.
Whether the death lobby would even allow such a system to exist is questionable in my mind. But it is the right thing to do. If the killers intend to force us to participate in abortion and euthanasia, we must quit, withdraw or start our own health system which honors life.
So there you have it. Stay tuned for more updates.