The Hippocratic Oath

This oath, used by the ancient Greeks, has been used as a standard for medical ethics for thousands of years until a few decades ago, when abortion began to gain acceptance in the medical profession.

‘…The regimen I adopt shall be for the benefit of the patients according to ability and judgement, and not for their hurt or wrong.  I will give no deadly drug to any, though it be asked of me, nor will I counsel such, and especially I will not aid a woman to procure abortion…

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