Pro-choice doctor on the “beginning of human life”

Dr. Thomas Verney  is pro-choice but considers abortion to be the taking of human life. He encourages doctors to tell the truth to their patients:

“I believe the choice to have or not have a child should be left up to the individual woman…but I also think a women must be made fully aware that what is at stake is not a clump of calls but the beginning of human life. If a doctor can spend several minutes explaining how he plans to remove a superfluous organ, such as an appendix, shouldn’t he be willing to give this kind of decision equal time?”

Dr. Thomas Verney  (with John Kelly) The Secret Life of the Unborn Child (Sphere, 1982) in Mary Kenny Abortion: The Whole Story (London: Quartet Books, 1986) 267


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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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