According to various dictionaries, ‘health care’ is defined as the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injury, whether physical or mental, that affects humans. In other words, health care is all about improving or maintaining the health of an individual.
When a medical student graduates and becomes a licensed doctor, he/she takes the Hippocratic Oath. Originating back in the polytheistic days of ancient Greece, the oath has been modernized by many of today’s medical schools. One version that is commonly used by many of those schools is the version penned in 1964 by Louis Lasagna, Academic Dean of the School of Medicine at Tufts University. His version of the oath reads in part:
“I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:
I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.
I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures which are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism…
I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.
I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure…”
A doctor swears to do whatever they can to help the sick and preserve life. They are to treat the person as a person and not just a disease or condition. If possible, prevention is far greater than having to cure later.
But did you notice where it said, “avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism?” A doctor is to avoid over treatment or treatment that goes against established laws or ethics (nihilism).
Would you consider the killing of an unborn child overtreatment or treatment that goes against established ethics? I would! The very idea of terminating one life for the convenience of another is not only unethical, but falls to the lowest form of a debauched society.
I saw this quote and it made me realize just how true it really is:
“Abortion is Not health care because killing isn’t healing.”
Medically and ethically, abortion goes against the very definition of health care and violates a doctor’s sacred oath. Yet, so many liberals today say that abortion is a health care right. But abortion isn’t health care, it’s the exact opposite of health care. It’s not the preservation of life but the taking of life.
I could go into all of the biblical reasons that abortion is wrong, and I truly believe it is tantamount to murder in the first degree, but I wanted to focus on the fact that it doesn’t even qualify as health care. And if it cannot be defined as health care, then there is no legal grounds to include it in the health care laws or for it to be funded with health care monies.
Morally and biblically, abortion is wrong. Medically speaking, it goes against the very nature of medicine and a doctor’s oath. Definition wise, it is the exact opposite of health care and therefore should legally not be part of any health care program or funding.