Original Air Date: March 26, 2020
Michael Iannessa, M.D. OB/GYN & Adjunct Professor Quincy College
Topic: Recently retired OB/GYN medical doctor, who delivered over 6,000 babies, reflects upon the last forty years in his profession of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Because he refused to do abortions, was he treated differently? How have the attitudes of hospitals, of doctors, and of patients changed during his work career? And much, much more.
With the abortion issue being so contentious, what sort of pressures did Dr. Iannessa endure during his residency and medical career? Are OB/GYN MDs forced to 'refer' for abortion? With pre-natal testing.for example Down Syndrome, and with triplets, why does the medical profession push for 'selecIive reductions' aka abortion? Is the fear of being sued for medical mal-practice nowadays a primary reason for encouraging patients to have an abortion? And what advice did Dr. Iannessa give to a pregnant thirteen year old who was an 'emancipated minor'?
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