Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Hippocratic Oath

A Look At The Hippocratic Oath!

Would The Father Of Medicine Be Proud Of Medicine Today?

   The Hippocratic Oath is a traditional acknowledgment of the responsibility acquired by those who obtain the title of physician before graduating from medical school and entering the world of medicine on their own. The Hippocratic Oath was first seen in the 5th century BC and is one of the oldest binding documents in history and was once seen as the authority to physicians medical practices.

Websters dictionary explains the Hippocratic Oath as such "an oath embodying a code of medical ethics usually taken by those about to begin medical practice"

Many people believe that the Father of medicine Hippocrates first penned the document but it emerged a century later and may not have been written by Hippocrates himself. Hippocrates was born between 470 and 460 B.C. to a family that claimed descent from Asclepius the Greek god of healing and the son of Apollo.

Hippocrates was part of a long Greek medical tradition. Hippocrates is credited with the earliest extant medical writings. Of these, few are probably genuinely the products of Hippocrates, but some are accepted as such, including the famous "Oath" which in addition to all else shows that 5th century B.C. physicians were already organized, trained and served as disciples.

Hippocrates believed that the physician was to be one who did good, had common sense and nobility. Since the 5th century those who entered into the world as physicians were required to recite the Hippocratic Oath which according to the oath is a legally and morally binding covenant before the gods. Keep in mind that Hippocrates was a fifth century polytheist from the Greek culture in which he lived.

The thing to note here is that the Oath was a covenant which according to tradition is morally binding and superior to any old promise. In the ancient times a Covenant was not only a promise to ones colleagues but an acknowledgment that one will not forsake his family. Hippocrates believed in the family bond of those who were called to the discipleship of medicine to serve their fellow man. A far cry from how medicine actually is practiced today in some form or another. The classic Hippocratic Oath was used until 1964 when a new modern version was penned by Louis Lasagna.

As the centuries raged on and people traveled the world even more new philosophies were created and people continued to rebel from the authorities that they once respected to guide them throughout their lives. Rebellion such as the reformation in the 1600's followed by the escape from British rule in the new world, the American Revolution. I don't feel that people are much different now than they were in Hippocrates' day although much has changed.

Those who came before us have changed this world, these changes have lead to a rebellion on an even larger scale. Many people no longer value authority over their own judgment this has caused the break down of the family which opens the door to further break down in all other areas. Children rebelling against their parents on a larger scale and parents rebelling against their children!

Little is sacred in the modern world that is why over the centuries the Hippocratic Oath has taken the back seat and is no longer taken seriously by many physicians. For the most part the oath has lost it effectiveness and is no longer seen by many as an authority bonded by tradition and a higher moral calling to fellow human beings.

Today few medical schools require students to recite the classical version of the Hippocratic Oath. I feel that the use of abortion in medicine is largely to blame for the reformation of the classic Hippocratic Oath which states,

"I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art."

Even though abortion was not yet legally recognized during the revisions of the Oath in 1964 it was practiced by many physicians, we did not see the legalization of abortion for personal use until 1973. In fact some form of abortion and infanticide has always been practiced by many throughout history. The new tragedy is the legalization of abortion for personal use like we have seen since 1973.

Today the Oath makes no mention of the gods, abortive agents, or keeping the sick from harm or injustice. Surprisingly, I have to say that I am not entirely disappointed with the new version of the oath, although one verse jumps out at me. I will get to that in a minute. Considering that today Doctors come held to so many different religious and cultural backgrounds. I would say that a reform of the Oath was in order and long over due in many respects.

What bothers me is that many physicians do not take even the modern oath seriously even though it uses phrase's such as "covenant", "avoiding over treatment", and "I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being."
With the rise in malpractice, over treatment of drugs and procedures, and the assembly line practices of doctors, and the experimental and harmful practice of human guinea pigs! How can one say that most doctors even follow the modern version of the Hippocratic Oath?

You can read the modern Oath in a minute. They leave so much room for any doctor to apply his/her own philosophies when treating patients that the new Oath literally left the door wide open for Roe VS Wade, euthanasia, and doctor assisted suicide, which by the way has nothing to do with health care and cures nothing!

The verse that really jumped out at me is this one "Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God."

The modern version of the Oath states that a doctor has the power to take a life and that this power is an awesome responsibility for the humble physician. There is that open door I was talking about and guess what happened? Today doctors take the lives of thousands of innocent human beings everyday and it is justified by the Oath as well as their own philosophies that lead them to believe that they are doing good!

"Above all, I must not play at God." What does this mean anyway? I have heard about not playing God but that wouldn't have worked for the Oath since the previous statement give a physician the right to take a life. I guess they felt that they had to include God somewhere in the oath and in fact this is the only place God is mentioned. Physicians are justified to do abortions at any stage of pregnancy, offer assisted suicide to their patients, prescribe harmful drugs that had little to no clinical testing as well as offer euthanasia to those afflicted with aging family members! As long as they don't play at God lol!

In conclusion, It was interesting learning about the Hippocratic Oath and I hope that you are equally as interested because of this article. My hope is that medical practices improve and physicians can become more like what Hippocrates envisioned, a calling to serve their fellow man. Not just a job but a real calling to do good! To those physicians who do practice medicine in this way, thank you! But we need your voice to make the changes we need!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Thinking About Abortion?

Pregnant women should think twice before aborting their beautiful baby.You might be having a hard time now but life gets better for you and your infant child

Monday, January 9, 2012

Thinking About Abortion?

Thinking About Abortion?
Do you feel like you have to have an abortion?

     I know you may feel that way now, but you should know that you DON'T have to have an abortion. In fact, the very feelings you are feeling about having to have an abortion is the opposite of the pro-choice philosophy that says that it is your right to have one. When you feel like you have to do something you put yourself in a position where you feel there is NO choice. Please keep reading...

You have found this page because you or someone you know thinks they have to have an abortion. You may be scarred and worried about how the future will turn out if you don't have an abortion. Don't worry we are all scarred when we find out we are pregnant. I know I was and I never thought about having an abortion.


I know it is hard to believe right now but unwanted pregnancy is not the worst thing that could happen to you, not even if you are a teenager.

Maybe you are pregnant because of something horrible happening to you! If so you are a victim and I am deeply sorry for the struggles you have been made to bare. Just think about this though, just because you are a victim, should you  then victimize your baby? Or should we do what winner of The Nobel Peace Prize Dr Martin Luther King Jr said, "We must meet hate with love" What better way to do that then to love you baby?

Pregnancy is one of the best things that can happen to you! You are a Mother NOW and your baby is growing inside of you just waiting to be developed enough to be held in your loving arms.


Sure parenting is hard sometimes, but it will also be filled with joy and excitement.

I remember when I had just had my baby, when I looked at him I thought "you have always been here with me, I was just waiting for you to show up" When I had my boys it was like they had always been there, it felt so natural and so right! I know you will feel the same way when you give birth to your baby.

Don't kid yourself we all know where babies come from and you knew that before you got pregnant. I did to, and I thought I was ready for it. I soon found out that I was not as ready as I thought. This left me kinda scarred at first, just like you may be feeling right now. But I knew I was a Mother already and I did not want to fail. I wanted to be a good Mother and there was and is no better time than right now! I knew this simple truth that Mothering begins at conception. Abortion is not being a good mom like some may try to tell us. Abortion is not the choice between being a mom and not being a mom. It is ONLY the choice between being the mother of a dead baby or a live one. Every moment is a new one and we can always do the right thing.

About 8 Week
You may have some people telling you that it's not a baby. Some people may even be telling you that you need to think about your life instead. The truth is, and you may not want to hear the truth, few people do.

If you have an abortion you will be KILLING YOUR BABY! You will be destroying a human life (your child) This exact person will never exist again! Your baby is a unique creation, with his or her own unique set of DNA.  I am telling you the truth, you know it in your heart, don't you?

To see what an aborted baby looks like click that link. If you are curious to what your baby may looks like right now as he or she is growing in your womb, check out my unborn human development page. Or just click the picture to see more. It is truly a miracle, I know you will agree.

I will have to admit it though, you do need to think about your life. If you have an abortion you need to think about living the rest of your life knowing that you killed your baby. If you think abortion will be the end of it you are wrong. You can't just shove something like abortion under the rug! Many woman turn to drugs and promiscuity, which may lead to more abortions. Many woman just can't shake off their abortion or abortions and contemplate suicide. These are just a few of the side effects of abortion. For more information go to The Un Choice about the side affects of abortion and Silent No More Awareness.

I think you get my point.

It is my opinion that every Mother and or Father (including the whole family) should take care of their own children. If that is not something that you feel can do there is always adoption. I have also provided you with information about adoption.

Hey, just because you can't be a perfect parent does not mean that you shouldn't have your baby. In fact, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PERFECT PARENT and a perfect situation to have your baby. Abortion is not family planning it is ending a life (your baby) that has already been created.

I hope you see that NO situation is perfect. Not a reason to kill your baby! Not even a reason to choose adoption but please know that adoption is a better choice than abortion. At least you will live in peace knowing that YOUR CHILD IS ALIVE and he or she can live to choose for them self and God only knows what they will accomplish in their life, you don't know, I don't know!

I am sure you agree that it is NEVER OK to take the life of an innocent human person, that would be murder. With that being said, your baby is innocent, he or she did not choose to be conceived. You may have a lot of regrets, hey we all do! But I am here to tell you that we may not be able to turn back what has already been done, but we can always make things right! Yesterday is gone, tomorrow isn't here yet, all we have is right now! The future is not here yet but we are the ones who will create it for ourselves. It can be good or bad, that is up to the choices we make NOW!

I hope my message was made clear and I am confident that you see my point. From woman to woman and mother to mother. If you need more help and support there are many great pregnancy centers that may be able to help you if you need it. No matter where you are there has got to be a place you can go to for help. If unfortunately there is not DON'T WORRY you are much stronger than you think and YOU CAN DO THIS!

YOU CAN HAVE YOUR BABY and LOVE YOUR BABY, you will be glad you did!! YOU CAN BE A GREAT MOTHER and if you make some mistakes then you are like me and the other billions of mothers that we share this world with.

Please comment if you would like. Please know that you can comment anonymously. I will get back with you right here so please come back. You may also want to take a look at some of the other things I have on this blog for you to learn from. My goal is education and assisting others in seeing the truth about abortion.

Pro-Choice | Abortion | WHAT ARE YOU CHOOSING?

God Bless you and your baby!

Sincerely Joanne at Unborn Human Rights

P.S Remember to click the links in the article for more information. Stats show that 1 in 4 woman will have an abortion so please share this page in your social sites and with those you feel can benefit by this information.

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Fetal Development

At the moment of conception the spark of life ignites and a miracle happens. This tiny human being has just begun it's new life! All this person needs is food, water and shelter. In the course of his/her life this person will grow and change in many, many ways. This person like all people will also go by many titles. Zygote, embryo, fetus, child, teenager and adult. There must be life first or nothing can begin to grow and change. Learn fetal development, see the miracle!
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Size of Fetus | Does Size Matter?

The Pro-Life position is philosophically sound, logical as well as moral, please read on.

There are four main differences between the fetus (unborn human in the fetal stage) and a new born. Those differences are:

1. size of fetus
2. level of development
3. environment
4. degree of dependency 

In this post and subsequent posts, I will be addressing all four of these differences. You will see that the Pro-Life position is philosophically sound, logical and moral. Keep in mind that when the term "fetus" is used we are referring to a fetus that has human parents. The term "fetus" is a medical term derived from Latin meaning "offspring". If the offspring has human parents then the fetus is indeed human.

1. Size: It is a fact that the human fetus is smaller than he or she will be as a new born. From the moment of conception and on the fetus does a lot of growing and changing. Science tells us that something that is alive will grow and change, this is the two main characteristics of something that is alive. By 9 weeks every essential organ has begun to form in the fetus' tiny body, even though it still weighs less than an aspirin. The hair and nipple follicles are forming, and the eyelids and tongue have begun formation. The elbows and toes are more visible as the trunk begins to straighten out. At this time everything is present that will be at birth.

So does size determine our status as human being? Is it morally justified to kill a human being as long as it is small enough? So does size determine who is a human being and who is not? No it does not but if it did, a human fetus is indeed not Human, or less Human than a new born because of its size. This would have to also be true throughout human life, through other stages in development. A new born would then be less human than a toddler and a toddler would be less human than a teenager and a full sized adult. What about those People who are dwarfs or "little people" does their size make them less Human? Would you dare go up to a little person and tell them that they are less human than an averaged size person? I think not, I am sure their was probably a point in history where the dwarf person was viewed as not Human or less Human, that is clearly not the case today. In fact society would look down on that type of discrimination (size discrimination). Many people say that abortion up to 3 months is OK because the baby is small and has not developed enough yet. But as I already stated by 8 weeks or 2 months the unborn human being has already developed everything he or she will need for birth, just not fully developed enough to be born. Size is not the issue and clearly irrelevant to the issue of abortion. Just as size makes no difference in determining who is a human being or not while we are born you can not say that this would be any different in our unborn stages. Size is irrelevant to the issue of abortion.

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Please check out our fetal development page, unborn human development...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012