Submitted by: Monroe G. Baldwin, Jr., M. D.
WHEREAS, the essence of medical care is nurturing and healing a patient, community, or society forming a dynamic foundation that launches individuals into the profession to become clinicians, teachers, and researchers, and
WHEREAS, when human life is involved, killing and nurturing are diametrically opposed, and
WHEREAS, taking human life is not nurturing no matter how many problems it solves, and
WHEREAS, each individual doctor/physician has free will but the profession of medicine must always maintain principles and standards, and
WHEREAS, taking life indicates to the physician that some life is less important than other life such as providing less quality health care to those without adequate funds, and
WHEREAS, veterinarians routinely care for all living animals, fowl, and fish except for human beings commonly taking lives to prevent spread of contagion and to prevent suffering as well as performing abortion, and
WHEREAS, human beings are primates and therefore may have their lives taken by veterinarians as is common in that profession, and
WHEREAS, having veterinarians perform abortion and euthanasia allows physicians to take the time honored Hippocratic Oath without exceptions which weaken it, therefore be it
RESOLVED, that abortion and euthanasia are veterinarian procedures.