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An Example of Biblical Resistance for Pro-life Professionals Today

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Pharaoh’s Daughter Finds Baby Moses. Nicolas Poussin 1638

“In the Old Testament, precisely in regard to threats against life, we find a significant example of resistance to the unjust command of those in authority. After Pharaoh ordered the killing of all newborn males, the Hebrew midwives refused. “They did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but let the male children live” (Ex 1:17). But the ultimate reason for their action should be noted: ‘the midwives feared God’. ” #73 Evangelium Vitae

Pro-life professionals are increasingly being put in positions similar to these Hebrew midwives. Many are taking courageous and principled stands for life.

In the past year one doctor in England was censured for persuading women not to have abortions. There is a chance that Dr. Tammie Downes may be forced out of her profession because she saved the lives of these children.

British Doctor Under Investigation for Persuading Patients against Abortion

Dr Tammie Downes: Why I’m so passionately against abortion

Doctor’s are not only fighting abortion but they are also having to resist groups that are trying to force them to refer women to have abortions.

LIFE DIGEST: U.S. medical group wants doctors forced to refer for abortions.

Pro-life doctors fight for conscience rights (Canada)

EU says Catholic Doctors Must be Forced to Abort

In an article on the Physicians for Life website we see that this is an ongoing fight.

Right of Conscience From Abortion – Federal Legislation Compared to UK (as of 5/07)

Many courageous pharmacists are also resisting and working to ensure their right of conscience when it comes to dispensing the Morning After Pill and birth control.

Pharmacists’ Rights at Front Of New Debate
Because of Beliefs, Some Refuse To Fill Birth Control Prescriptions

Pharmacists fired for denying ‘morning after’ pill

Catholic Hospitals are increasingly being forced to administer Plan B – one Bishop in Colorado has taken a courageous stand against this:

Colorado Springs Bishop Says He Does Not and Would Not Permit Plan B in Catholic Hospitals : Would likely have the Church pull out of hospitals than compromise the faith

These courageous pro-life professionals are continuing the tradition of the midwives in the Old Testament – they are resisting the pressure of those in authority because they fear God and love the life that He has created.

 


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