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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-19-11 02:50 AM
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49. Before Roe v. Wade all OB-GYNs learned the procedures for abortion
Why, if it was not essential for an OB-GYN to know? Because in some cases, it is needed to save the life of the woman. In recent decades, that knowledge has not been taught as it routinely had been because of pressure from religious fanatics. Before Roe v. Wade, some of those procedures were not called "abortions" because doctors understood the need and did not want to get those cases covered by the anti-abortion laws. But the doctors knew them and used them.

Doctors do not want to have to amputate limbs, but sometimes it is necessary to have that knowledge to treat a patient. Even if an OB-GYN does not want to perform elective abortions, some abortions are not elective. But I guess that is not important to doctors whose religion is more important to them than their patients.
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