Israeli OBGYN describes conflict between doing abortions and helping women have babies

Prof. JG Schenker of Hadassah University Hospital in Israel, who does some abortions, writes:

“I try to do as few abortions as possible… Most of my research and that of my clinic is focused on how to solve the problem of infertile women. On the one hand, we spend so many hours trying to help couples create life and on the other we help women destroy it in five minutes.

For me, this creates a definite conflict. But there are two circumstances in which I am always prepared to carry out an abortion in spite of that conflict.

One is when the pregnancy endangers the health, both physical and mental, of the woman. The second is when the fetus is malformed. In those two circumstances, it is easy for me to perform an abortion.

What is difficult is when a woman comes who is ambivalent in her attitude to her love of her boyfriend and hence her pregnancy. It is very hard to accept any kind of casual attitude to abortion when you spend so much of your time trying to help couples achieve pregnancy.”

Miriam Claire The Abortion Dilemma: Personal Views on a Public Issue (Xlibris Corporation, 2013) 104

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Author: TA Smith

Sarah Terzo is a pro-life writer and blogger. She is on the board of The Consistent Life Network and PLAGAL +

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