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A doctor can opt out of performing an abortion based on their "conscience".
Does that logically mean that those who DO perform them (and those who get them) don't possess a conscience?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:58 AM on Mar. 16, 2013 in Religious Debate
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:06 AM on Mar. 16, 2013
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Answer by wendythewriter at 11:56 AM on Mar. 16, 2013
It could mean that their conscience tells them to treat their patient - the woman - as a person who has made a decision that she feels is best for her life and the lives of those who need her. It could mean that the doctor recognizes that the woman is the one in need of care, and has a pretty good idea of what she is or is not capable of handling - or that if the fetus is presenting a danger to the patient, that his/her responsibility is to protect the life of the woman. S/he might have a more developed conscience that "conscientious objectors".
Answer by jsbenkert at 12:06 PM on Mar. 16, 2013
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Answer by momto2boys973 at 2:24 PM on Mar. 17, 2013