Scenario: You are working in an emergency room as a clinical staff member. You do not believe in abortion for any reason. A woman comes into the ER and is hemorrhaging. The physician determines that the child must be sacrificed in order to save the mothers life.
Answer the following question.
A.) Can you honor your belief’s and perform the procedure as necessary to save the mothers life, or do you stand firm in your convictions and decide not to assist the physician in performing the procedure?
B.) If you assist the physician in the procedure, how do you justify the loss of the child’s life? Wasn’t the child’s life just as important?
C.) If you did not assist in the procedure, explain why you were not able to honor both your convictions and your duties as a healthcare professional.