|Image of Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)|
Prior to the ancient Greek philosophy,
it was common for physicians,
to use their knowledge to kill for money.
The Hippocratic oath was an effort,
to change the image of the profession.
However, beginning in the 1960s, rather than face the issue, most medical-schools dropped the requirement that graduates site the pledge.
Just think, an oath that lasted through all the trials and trivializations of 2,500 years of history was ended over the abortion issue.
Today the pledge is voluntary, and the part about not doing abortion is not a part of it. Sad.
- Paul, Ron, "Liberty Defined," 2011,