Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Food For Thought

I came across this quote from a physician involved with Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health today.  This physician is an abortion provider.  Pretty insightful, I thought.

"It's not my role to judge the patients.  I'm not God.  My patients have rights.  My patients have feelings.  My patients have needs, and I listen to them.  We live in a world where we don't have a fail-proof method of birth control.  We don't have a school system that allows us to teach young children where babies come from.  We don't have a police system that prevents rape and incest.  We don't have a scientific community that can guarantee every woman, when she's pregnant, that the fetus is normal.  As long as we live in this imperfect society, women have to have the right to be able to terminate a pregnancy.  If we could guarantee every woman that she's only pregnant when she wants to be, we wouldn't have to have abortions any more."      Robert Tamis, MD