somebody well versed and experienced in all that pertain abortions and pregnancy.
How would she have experience and knowledge of abortions? She was trying to have a baby. To my knowledge she had had 4 previous miscarriages, not abortions.
reliance on a doctor to refer he to somebody else is just pained too large to be truth.
I personally think that women is not sane
You see Iron, you're doing it again. Rather than admit that what Chazan did was to break the law, as he himself has admitted, you attack the woman instead and try to blame her for his failings.
The point is that it was his job to refer her to someone else, no matter how knowledgeable she might or might not have been regarding abortion.
As he says himself when interviewed:-
" Can a Polish doctor really refuse to have anything to do with an abortion?
Quite simply, no, he cannot. He especially can't refuse in an ostentatious way, like I did.
I'm talking about a situation when a doctor in a clear and firm way refuses to refer a patient to another doctor or another facility to get an abortion."
He clearly admitted that he was wrong by those very statements, yet you want to blame the woman concerned by making her out to be a liar?
His statements also address your other question:-
Why would that be somebody else responsibility?
It was the responsibility of a doctor as admitted.
That is your opinion.
"An investigation by the mayor's office accused Chazan of ordering unnecessary tests that delayed the woman's abortion request, prolonging her pregnancy beyond 24 weeks of gestation, the time when doctors generally consider an unborn baby "viable." After viability, abortion of a handicapped baby in Poland is illegal. The hospital was also fined $23,000, and Chazan was given a three-month job termination notice and placed on leave."
Being an example to others - some one doesn't like it!
His beliefs would not be important were it not for the fact that he is a doctor. Can you imagine what would happen if every Polish doctor acted the way that he did and broke the law? Like it or not, that woman was entitled to an abortion, and his beliefs got in the way of his professional duty. Now he has paid the price for that. What I personally think is that he was probably made a scapegoat for what amounted to be a high profile case, but there is a reason for that.
Did you know that he was also fired from another hospital in similar circumstances?
" This isn't the first time Chazan has made a costly stand on principle: Twelve years ago, he was dismissed as head of the obstetrics and gynecology clinic of another Warsaw hospital, the National Research Institute of Mother and Child, following a similar situation. " ( Also from the above link ).
If that were not enough, he also refuses to perform caesarian sections, because he has " declared respect for the sanctity of the human body ".
Great to know that in a medical emergency when the baby has to be delivered as quickly as possible, he won't do it.
As far as I'm concerned this guy is trying to play god. Before he took up the position at the last hospital he was fired from, he said that abortions had been performed there, but in his 10 years as director, abortion had been carried out only once, when he was apparently away on vacation. He said that he usually managed to make people change their minds. Says it all really.