Hippocratic Hypocrites

Posted on January 7, 2013


It’s interesting the original Hippocratic Oath once contained this language, recognizing the sanctity of human life:

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.

The modern version, written in 1964, has removed references to euthanasia and abortion. Yet, it contains this language:

Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death… Above all, I must not play at God…I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.

Modern doctors who sign even the modern version but still endorse and/or practice euthanasia and abortion reveal their ethical hypocrisy. All human life is precious, regardless of renegade doctors taking life into their own hands. Their rebellion against God does not change the historical fact that their medical predecessors believed the same.

Recommended Reading:

Abortion // A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue by R.C. Sproul (Free Kindle Edition)

Abolish Human Abortion