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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE LETHBKIDGE HESALD Soturdcv. January 6. 1973 family life winy Abortion the doctors' side By M.U'REEN JAMTESO.V Family Ediior Tv-o hur.dreci fetuses, most oi them less than 12 weeks but some as far advanced as 20. sboned last year at the municipal hospital, the only place in Lethbriolge where the induced or 'therapeutic' abor- tion is legally performed. While the personal opinions of doctors are probably many and varied on the abortion issue, in a random sampling of five medical men this week. four caine out s'rongly in fa- vor of the procedure. One ssrc it as an admission of failure, to be used as a last resort. According to internist Dr. A. "I'm noc really in this field, but 1 think that there are TT-ir.y things that have to be consider- ed and discussed the firs! place, abortion is nc; always a safe procedure, en under the best of circum- stances. "Where I an abortion is indicated and there are he exDlaineti. such as vhen the mother's life is en- dangered, "then I fee! an abor- tion should be done. 1 .And while I recognize there are. and always have been, times when abortion Eppesrs to be indicated, it was always with a feeling of failure. with the present attitude many people have, this no long- or applies. "I often deal with women at the other end of the situation." he said. "The regrets often in later years are very con- siderable, and oftea far worse than what they Lhoueht the strain of pregnancy might "It often leases a psychiatric scar for the future. For expe- diency now. these women are mortgaging what they're going to think in the future. "I personally, as an In- dividual." he said, ''regard abortion as the taking of life. "From sodoty's point of new. ii really indicates how lit- tle society thinks about human life, in that, portion of human- ity which has potential, is de- stroyed willyniiiy. "If society thinks expediently of one group, then in the fu- ture if they think i; expedient to get r.d of another group, that will be alright tool "A doctor "can be used as an implement c-f killing, and I have a considerable Aversion to that son of thing." said Dr. A. Empty. Possibility for future? T ll Assessment important Dr. E. genera! practitioner, i The "uraal" candidate, he could walk into infertiiity prob- ssid '-there'? obvio'j; necessity said, "is young, unmarried, ier- Jems. You could walk into pey- for the 3-ocedure. but each i-- rifled o; the prospect of preg- cvotric as well, dividual case mtist be assessed nancy, not ECTUIE sympathy at _T_ __ i as such" home, ard rot to tell Therapeutic abortions are her parents." M i recommenced he said '-for Dr. B that before "As tar as I tn concerned, it s t-.eclical ar.z social reasons ar. abort-on" takes place, "the undertaken pro- with all their discussi-g what car, ard vrhat "I don't necessarily like R, "Assessment of the ttitier.t is happen, ard possible side but morally, legally or otber- Jeiferev tin-ier- by far the trost irr.Dortar.t effects." "rise, it's the least of any num- ver.t heart sursery at thinz." he c'-aitrled. .Afteni-ards, he said, '-you ber of eMis." -tic. :h? univers-rj-'s oic-crs the-e rvr certr? EVc. :i ar: is don: Abortions for all Pr. C. p-recolocist. said he it. I srill do i: when feel it's kinder to heir? the tirl out. sys disctxs K. TVS ov.-n a fevr. certainly. -eat. i abc-tica aH r.cer to ne te tri out. rjrse cov.-a a ev. certany. 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D cliimic. -'It's 'j? to me ;uc'ge. ae said. ,1_1.7i' f-jttre re discos- orv. to do it the safest ar.d best T.ay doctors feel h'j Vlv A attencarce is re- vy i; more to -re- their diry to ;udge -s-hetrjer it's and friends she cresr.'t :ii.-i-.; ihat the rresent bade- q-altiied to liidje another per- Mms. -I; can emotionally dam- cuate of birth sin .-ra..y._ Campiell 5ir.sers i; tha" r.r' i pa-ert. I cir.nner.t c-f the meciical profes- Ey the lime she ---II h-ivi a rracnce Morcay rie cir. for sictt ani si-ziety. c--ies this decision, the girl m. it 5- -jth- her. ari no-t Aixnion is a fact cf Iiie- it 'rest for ber and be- a ntrrtltly iermn- r.Mi- Members are Generally speaking 'she's g> "Its never ny decisic- mor- life." accorcitr.g to Dr. D. at -n -ne rsfjrt: the 7 f nor- A nxc s_; Often lifesavcr is req-es-.-t-r The rr.-n--Jy metit: K the Pr. E. member there's a cf ruicice sali Dr Z. 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