Would you assist in abortions?

  1. I am just curious. Would you ever work in an abortion clinic? Would you give pills that would cause an abortion? Thanks
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  3. by   Darchild77
    Having been fairly young when I was pregnant, I myself contemplated abortion(though I changed my mind). So I actually thought about this when I started nursing school and think that I would have no trouble doing this. I believe that every mother should have the choice, and in some ways it would be rewarding being able to help a woman cope and give her support that she may not have. Just for the record I do not believe in partial birth abortions, but that , to me, is a whole other issue. So, to answer your Q, yes I would contemplate this area of work(if I lived in a larger area that had more facilities to chose from), and would be able to give someone a pill to induce a miscariage.
  4. by   soltera
    no not me. I might see those babies i helped kill in heaven one day and they would ask me "why did you kill me?" then what would i say.
  5. by   fergus51
    Yes I would. I don't, because I work NICU and not OR, but I would be proud to stand up against extremism to help safeguard a woman's right to be more than an incubator. Abortion rights are being eroded day by day and I think that's wrong. I do donate to a pro-choice group. I can't see myself becoming pregnant unexpectedly, but if I did I would like to have every choice available to me.

    Plus, I think the babies that will be mad at me in heaven will be the 23 weekers we torture for months on end in the hope that they will live a life full of suffering. Pro-life can be good or bad depending on the circumstances.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Yes i would.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from fergus51
    Pro-life can be good or bad depending on the circumstances.
    I totally agree.
  8. by   fergus51
    I suppose I should add the same thing about being pro-choice.... The devil is always in the details.
  9. by   Louisepug
    No! I don't want to face those babies in heaven either!
  10. by   ayndim
    I wouldn't because I don't believe in abortion. I am also Catholic and don't want to be responsible to my Higher Up. Saying that I am a bit of a weird one. I personally don't believe in them but I don't think I have the right to judge others or choose what they do. Still someone else can assist. There are plenty of people who believe in abortion who can do it. I also won't assist in a circ.
  11. by   abigailfaith
    No I would not
    Last edit by abigailfaith on Mar 22, '04 : Reason: to many words...just need bottom line
  12. by   tylerlvn
    No, I would not. I have never walked in their shoes so, I try not to judge. I do not want any part of it though.
  13. by   nursemichelle
    I'm a nurse wanna-be so I obviously don't know all the "rules" so....what would happen if you were asked to assist and you were morally against it? Would you lose your job or would they just replace you with someone else for that one procedure?
  14. by   fergus51
    Michelle, you are allowed to refuse to participate in procedures that you believe are immoral. They will get someone else to do it. The important thing is to be upfront about it (don't apply to work in an abortion clinic and then say you won't participate in them, kwim?). I refuse to participate in circumcisions and it has never been a problem. Several nurses where i work will not participate in blood transfusions.

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