Can doctors withhold information about a pregnancy to avoid an abortion?Posted by: Charliecdubs
Here's a scenario; a doctor finds out the baby will have a severe birth defect and knows that the parents will have an abortion if they find out. The doctor is anti-abortion and does not want to tell the parents what will happen. Does the doctor have the right to not tell the parents? What do you think?
Yes he is saving a life
No, the parents have every right to know what their baby will be like
what is wrong with you people
The Doctor has a professional occupation which requires them to be completely open with the people involved. He/she has no right to withhold information based on personal opinion.
That goes against the hippocratic
It is the doctor's job to tell the parents. He is not supposed to withhold information, otherwise he is to be fired. Besides, it is the woman's choice to have an abortion or not, not that doctor's.