Can you be pro-life and an OB/GYN nurse at the same time? - page 5

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  1. by   bagladyrn
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Where I work the very opposite is true; the vast majority are pro-choice. And, I will risk being redundant, but here I will say: Being pro-choice is NOT the same as being "pro-abortion". Now I bow out!
    Thank you for posting this SBE.
    Count me as another "Pro CHOICE" 22 year veteran OB nurse who by now has seen all the reasons why this decision must rest with those directly responsible and dealing with the outcome in either direction, which I will support.
    By the way - I support my coworkers who feel otherwise by volunteering to come in any time on any shift to take on patients they feel unable to care for. How many of you on the other side of this issue show the same respect?
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I absolutely would without reservation. It does go two ways.
  3. by   Hushi05
    I work at a tertiary care center. We do not do elective first trimester TABs on L&D; however, we do second trimester terminations for genetic anomalies as well as terminations on PPROMers under 24 weeks if the patients desire (including inductions and D&Es). We often take transports from area hospitals and physicians of PPROMers with previable fetuses because they don't want to deal with a still-living fetus.

    None of our nurses refuses to take care of these patients. We have all seen too much of the consequences of pregnancies gone wrong (including sepsis, hemorrhage, DIC and ARDS) to ever sit in judgment of women for their health care choices.
  4. by   Beebop25
    how does refusing to assist in abortion make me judgemental
  5. by   klone
    Quote from JayMar23
    how does refusing to assist in abortion make me judgemental
    Did someone say you were judgmental?