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The Hippocratic Oath: Never give a poison or cause an abortion
The following original paragraph has been deleted from the original as being politically incorrect.
I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury and wrong-doing. Neither will I administer a poison to anybody when asked to do so, nor will I suggest such a course. Similarly, I will not give to a woman a pessary to cause abortion. But I will keep pure and holy both my life and my art. I will not use the knife, not even, verily, on sufferers from stone, but I will give place to such as are craftsmen therein.
This would imply that an ethical physician would not suggest or be involved in assisted suicide or in an abortion.
Hippocrates and His Kin / Hippocrates Modern Colleagues