Saturday, September 18, 2010

"I will not take part in this."

At times we find ourselves placed in a situation that calls for us to take a firm stand and this is especially true for those in the medical field who are pro-life:

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...

15 comments:

  1. Mary I join in your applause for them!

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  2. Karin,
    I think my sister was pretty shocked. People don't normally come in there for that. She has been working there for a while and this never happened before.

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  3. Hurray for your sister and that PA! And hugs too!

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  4. I agree with your sister. In the UK doctors/nurses are allowed to follow their conscience on such matters.

    God bless.

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  5. Colleen and Victor,
    I was sooo proud of her!

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  6. What a great example for all of us! God bless your sister ... and you! Please pass along my admiration.

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  7. Praise God for your sisters firm response! I am glad you posted this, it is an affirmation that each one of of can make a difference by standing up for life!

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  8. Wow a powerful statement and a great testimony! Blessings and kuddos to your sister!

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  9. Just when you think that there is no hope...courage and faith take us by the hand. Applause for your sister and our prayers for the mother and her baby.

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  10. What a wonderful witness your sister is! Maybe her few strong words caused the physician to rethink his own position on the matter. All it takes is one person to make a difference. Kudos to your sister!

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  11. Mary, I just want to chime in and applaud your sister's courage. God will reward her.

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  12. Thank you all for your comments! Let's hope my sister and the physician assistant planted a seed in the hearts of others who work there.

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  13. OH HOW HEAVEN REJOICED with each BEAUTIFUL, COURAGEOUS word your sister spoke! Into eternity...YES, indeed! May God grant the courage needed to that mother and may the little one be born to know love and care in Christ.

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  14. God bless your sister for standing firm on life!

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