House Passes Amendment on Medical Training in GYN

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House Passes Amendment on Medical Training in GYN
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Fri, 05-27-2011 - 9:01pm

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Tue, 05-31-2011 - 5:25pm
So what's a "person"? Two cells instead of one? It doesn't seem likely that you include sentience in your definition when you equate a fully cognizant and fully developed human with a clump of cells.

I am bemused by the notion of "the person growing in side the pregnant woman" defending its right to life. Oh, wait, it can't because particularly in the early stages of development, it doesn't have ANY of the attributes which would indicate even its species.

Jabberwocka

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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 5:34pm
In the meantime, governmental agencies which regulate and do research are basically left without the means to do their intended job.

And conservatives fulminate about incompetence in government, while they promulgate policies which lead to........wait for it........incompetence and ignorance in government. The mind boggles.

Given the nasty tendency by private enterprises to demand that certain lines of genetic material be their very own, I'd be quite reluctant to cede all research and knowledge in stem cell research, embryonic or otherwise, to the private domain.

Look at what Monsanto did to agriculture. Brave new world? Not from my perspective!

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 01-04-2011
Tue, 05-31-2011 - 6:07pm

*** Part of training in OB/GYN is being able to perform a variety of surgical procedures, one of them being dilatation and curettage, in order to adequately treat their patients. Leaving that out of their training is like neglecting to train a general surgeon to remove gallbladders or an orthopedic surgeon to be able to perform open reduction/internal fixations. 

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Registered: 01-04-2011
Tue, 05-31-2011 - 6:13pm

*** That's ridiculous. It is a necessary part of training in OB/GYN. That's like telling someone in the sciences that they need to find extra funds to learn evolution because a bunch of religious nuts don't believe in it and therefore government funding for education shouldn't be used to teach that aspect.

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Registered: 01-04-2011
Tue, 05-31-2011 - 6:21pm

*** So what's a "person"? Two cells instead of one? It doesn't seem likely that you include sentience in your definition when you equate a fully cognizant and fully developed human with a clump of cells.

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 05-31-2011 - 6:27pm
Be that as it may, it appears that physician training programs receive federal money...likely because it behooves the country to have well-trained physicians to take care of citizens.
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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 05-31-2011 - 6:31pm
The point is that these are not "extra" or "new" procedures...these are "standard procedures" in the course of physician training. If we are spending tax dollars on training physicians, they need to be trained correctly, especially when dealing with women's health (and considering the fact that women make up half the population).

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-04-2011
Tue, 05-31-2011 - 6:34pm

*** In the meantime, governmental agencies which regulate and do research are basically left without the means to do their intended job.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-04-2011
Tue, 05-31-2011 - 6:38pm

*** Be that as it may, it appears that physician training programs receive federal money...likely because it behooves the country to have well-trained physicians to take care of citizens.

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Registered: 01-04-2011
Tue, 05-31-2011 - 6:42pm

*** The point is that these are not "extra" or "new" procedures...these are "standard procedures" in the course of physician training. If we are spending tax dollars on training physicians, they need to be trained correctly, especially when dealing with women's health (and considering the fact that women make up half the population). 

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