Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Licence to Kill

A worried woman went to her Doctor and said :
'Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 yr old and I'm pregnant again. I don't want kids so close together.'
The doctor said: 'Ok, and what do you want me to do?'
She said: 'I want you to perform an abortion, and I'm counting on your help with this.'
The doctor thought for a little,and after some silence he said to the lady:
'I think I have a better solution for your problem. It's less dangerous for you too.'
She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request.
Then he continued: 'You see, in order for you not to have to take care of
2 babies at the same time, let's kill the one in your arms. This way, you could
rest some before the other one is born. If we're going to kill one of them, it
doesn't matter which one it is.
There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms.
The lady was horrified and said: 'No doctor! How terrible! It's a crime to kill a child!
'I agree', the doctor replied. 'But you seemed to be ok with it, so I thought
maybe that was the best solution. The doctor smiled, realizing that he had
made his point. He convinced the mom that there is no difference in killing a
child that's already been born and one that's still in the womb.

The crime is the same!

P.S: Got this one as a forward. If there is any topic which has remained a conscientious debating point from time immemorial, this would be right on top of that list. There is no clear RIGHT or WRONG to this situation and it can always be argued for and against. This story takes sides and argues for the obvious view point. My views on this topic is a bit different and is not quite the same as that of the doctor.


Ramesh said...

Huge issue on which there are no easy answers and as you say no Right or Wrong. At extreme ends, like this, the answer may be easier, but there are a whole host of situations when the problem is gut wrenching. At the end it has to be a deeply personal choice.

One more philosophical post ?? What's happening ?????

RS said...

I read this post. That is all I have got to comment :D

Asha said...

What could be right for the Dr could be wrong for the lady and vice versa.

right or wrong is so relative...yet again so much to say but words don't flow...

Venkat.. said...

I am not eligible to comment for this.

Me said...

Perspective! That woman's perspective is not the Doctor's perspective, right?! And it will certainly not be mine!


chennaigirl said...

I totally go with Vidya(Me).

Aarti said...

Have read this before and yes, the Doc sure was a smart chap!!! :)

But then, i also have different thots on such matters...

How come orre the serious posts??? rhomba thinkingo?

gils said...


chacha..philosophical postlam ila..jus happened to get the fwd at a time wen i had 2 mokka posts on similar theme..avlovay :)


special characterla reply pannirukaratha paatha..etho speciala solla vareenga pola :)

gils said...

ungalukkay words flow varalaya!!!! enna kodumai ithu :)


??? reply panra eligibility criteria enna ??

gils said...

@viddie and cg:

:) ofcourse..kandipa perspective based thaan intha topic :)

@rt: reply for thalai's comment :)

Venkat.. said...

Since your question mark numbers is high, i put this for you:
அந்த சூழ்நிலையை அனுபவித்த ஒருவரால் மட்டுமே எது சரி, எது தவறு என்று கூற முடியும். உடம்பில் இருக்கும் கரு உருவெடுத்து பிரசவிக்கும் வரை அந்த சிசுவானது பெண்ணின் உடம்பின் ஒரு பாகமாகவே இருக்கிறது, சிசுவை அழிப்பதன் மூலம் தன் உடம்பின் ஒரு பகுதியை அறுத்து எடுக்கிறாள் என்றே சொல்ல வேண்டும். தன் உடம்பையே வருத்தும் அத்தகைய செயலை செய்ய ஒரு பெண் முடிவெடுக்கும் முன் எத்துனை மன அழுத்தத்திற்கு ஆளாகி இருப்பாள், சமுக நெருக்கடி, பொருளாதார சூழ்நிலை, குடும்ப அமைப்பு, இவை எல்லாம் எந்த அளவிற்கு அவள் மனதை புண்படுத்தி இருக்கும். குழந்தை பிறந்த பின் வளர்க்க இயலாமல் அல்லது சமுக நெருக்கடியின் காரணமாக அந்த தாய் இறந்து பிள்ளை ஆனாதை ஆக்கபடுவதை விட அபாசன் சிறந்ததே. என் வீட்டின் அருகே 42 குழந்தைகள் தாய் தந்தை இழந்து வாழ்கிறார்கள், இதில் எத்தனை பேர் இந்த காரணங்களினால் பதிக்கப்படிருபார்கள் என்று நினைத்து பார்கிறேன்.