Extract It was Dr. Robbie Mahood who suggested that physicians have a duty to speak out on abortion and other health care issues. I merely reported his comments. On the lack of response by pro-choice physicians to the Supreme Court decision, I was making a statement of fact. . . .
Extract While physicians opposed to abortion have responded with articles . . . most doctors from the pro-choice side have remained quiet. Dr. Robbie Mahood is an exception. . . . “I certainly don’t support abortion as a method of birth control”. Has the abortion issue creat- ed divisions in the medical profession? “Certainly there is disagreement within the profession about this, but this probably reflects the division within the general population”, Mahood said. “I would guess that there is a pro-choice majority [among physicians].”