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Wednesday, 29 May, 2002
NYC's Hypocrite Oath: Doctors to Learn to Kill
Boulder, CO The newly formed America First Party
denounces in the strongest possible terms a recent New York City mandate which
requires that all residents in obstetrics and gynecology be trained in abortion
procedures. Until now, this instruction was an elective. Now the Republican
administration of Michael Bloomberg will be spending taxpayer dollars to teach
the next generation of doctors how to kill, beginning this July.
Guadalupe Lynch, Chair, Illinois AFP, stated: "How sad that students
who have chosen a noble profession dedicated to healing the human body, are now
required to learn how to destroy it. This is not medical progress. This is a
regression to barbaric times. What happened to the Hippocratic Oath?"
Interim National Chair Dan Charles responded, "The Hippocratic Oath
has provided moral guidance to physicians for 2500 years and says in part:
I will not give a
fatal draught to anyone if I am asked, nor will I suggest any such thing.
Neither will I give a woman means to procure an abortion.
Now for the purely political aim of increasing acceptance of abortion, taxpayer
dollars are going to be used to teach our doctors how to kill our most
vulnerable and to violate their sacred oath. The America First Party strongly
supports and values life. We recognize that not everyone yet agrees with us,
but we hope that everyone will agree with us that this new requirement is
morally reprehensible and a corrupt use of tax dollars."
America First Party Press Secretary Romelle Winters noted: "Our
Constitution, in its preamble, states that the blessings of liberty be for us
and our Posterity. If we are murdering our children before their birth, exactly
who will our Posterity be?"
She continued, "Doctors are expected to do what is best for their
patients. Given the apparent political goal, it is doubtful that the mandatory
abortion training will include an admonition to the doctor to tell the patient
about the many problems caused by the procedure they are learning. Women
experience a lifetime of physical and psychological repercussions after an
abortion. When a woman is pregnant, her doctors have two patients. Most doctors
know this. Apparently, many political types in both parties do not."
Mr. Charles concluded, "Medical training relies heavily on tax dollars
and the America First Party feels that it is a dangerous precedent to have
citizen's money used to promote the advancement of the culture of death. The
Democrats have long been advocates of abortion and are now joined by the
Republicans, who approved the initiative. Without principle, victory is but
bitter fruit. We are building this party so that all Americans can breath free
and taste of fruit that is sweet."
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