Saturday, September 18, 2010
"I will not take part in this."
My younger sister is a nurse at an urgent care facility. They treat illness and injuries that are not serious enough for an emergency room visit but still require medical attention. While she was at work 2 weeks ago, she found herself in a position that left her very shaken. The physician on duty walked up to her and said, "I need you to call in a prescription to the pharmacy. After you call it in, I want you to call the patient and explain to her EXACTLY how it must be taken. It is important that she follows the directions. I can't stress this enough, it may not work if she doesn't follow them exactly."
It was for the abortion pill.
My sister refused. She said quietly but firmly, "I cannot do this. I will not take part in this."
Free will works both ways. She is not the only one who refused to be a link in the chain of abortion. A PA refused to treat the woman the day before. I applaud them both.
I cannot help but think that those firm but quiet words of respect for life echoed into eternity - I cannot do this. I will not take part in this...