August 5, 2008
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The little guy was going to be born with complications — Hydrocephalus, “water on the brain.” The doctor recommended ending the life of the baby: An Abortion. “We should terminate the pregnancy,” said the physician, forgetting the original Hippocratic Oath.
“Quality of life would be poor,” the doc continued. “Unending challenges, facing constant failure…”
The father interrupts, “Let’s give the baby a chance.”
“The baby?” the doctor is surprised. “I’m talking about you.”
Cole, now age three.
Abortion providers will speak in code to describe the surgical procedure and its justification. “Quality of Life” is used in speaking about the child who will be born with challenges. The doctor and the parents will nod knowingly about the difficulties the child will have in making his way in the world.
But what they are really thinking about is how the challenged-child will crimp the lifestyle of the parents and grandparents. No room in the Beemer for a wheelchair.
“Uh, yes,” the parents mutter, “Yes, terminating the pregnancy is best for the fetus.”
A mercy killing.
On September 7th, Michael Illions is helping to host a HydroWALK in Edison, New Jersey to raise money and awareness for Hydrocephalus. In 2007, they raised over $55,000 and hope to exceed that total this year.
The New Jersey State Legislature has designated September 2008 “Hydrocephalus Awareness Month” in the State of NJ and former Governor Christie Todd-Whitman will be the Honorary Chairperson for this year’s event.
Alert Readers will recall that Governor Todd-Whitman is abortion-friendly and is in favor of Partial Birth Abortion. Her support is nevertheless welcomed.
Please sponsor Michael and his son Cole in his fund-raising work. Donate here. Your Business Blogger(R) did.
It is not known how Barack Hussein Obama reacts when such little ones are born. He actively rejected and campaigned against the Infant Born Alive legislation. He is in favor of some babies that are born alive, to die.
John McCain is Pro-Life. See the Obama vs McCain Live-Birth Abortion Matrix
The Hydrocephalus Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing support, education and advocacy to individuals, families and medical professionals dealing with the complex issues of hydrocephalus (HC).
100% of the proceeds from this event will supports the HA and their commitment to driving research on the diagnosis and treatment of HC, and to bringing this condition to the forefront of public attention.Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our federal tax ID number is 94-3000301. For more information visit www.hydroassoc.org
(Before Modern Medicine)
I swear by Apollo the physician and Aesculapius, and Health, and All-heal, and all the gods and goddesses, that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this Oath and this stipulation.
To reckon him who taught me this Art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with him, and relieve his necessities if required; to look upon his offspring in the same footing as my own brothers, and to teach them this art, if they shall wish to learn it, without fee or stipulation; and that by precept, lecture, and every other mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of the Art to my own sons, and those of my teachers, and to disciples bound by a stipulation and oath according to the law of medicine, but to none others.
I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion.
With purity and with holiness I will pass my life and practice my Art. I will not cut persons laboring under the stone, but will leave this to be done by men who are practitioners of this work. Into whatever houses I enter, I will go into them for the benefit of the sick, and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption; and, further, from the seduction of females or males, of freemen and slaves.
Whatever, in connection with my professional service, or not in connection with it, I see or hear, in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret.
While I continue to keep this Oath unviolated, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and the practice of the art, respected by all men, in all times. But should I trespass and violate this Oath, may the reverse be my lot.
Today’s Modern Oath, approved by the American Medical Association, AMA:
You do solemnly swear, each by whatever he or she holds most sacred: That you will be loyal to the Profession of Medicine and just and generous to its members. That you will lead your lives and practice your art in uprightness and honor.
That into whatsoever house you shall enter, it shall be for the good of the sick to the utmost of your power, your holding yourselves far aloof from wrong, from corruption, from the tempting of others to vice.
That you will exercise your art solely for the cure of your patients, and will give no drug, perform no operation, for a criminal purpose, even if solicited, far less suggest it.
That whatsoever you shall see or hear of the lives of men or women which is not fitting to be spoken, you will keep inviolably secret.
These things do you swear. Let each bow the head in sign of acquiescence. And now, if you will be true to this, your oath, may prosperity and good repute be ever yours; the opposite, if you shall prove yourselves forsworn.