Read this remarkable report and then see my comments that follow:
A Washington state doctor has been disciplined by the state health department for doing an abortion on a secret lover who was a coworker at Providence Centralia Hospital with him in 2006. John Eiland will get to keep his medical license after he was investigated over the abortion, but he will pay a fine, be required to attend ethics training, and be placed on probation for three years.
Eiland currently works at the Grays Harbor Women’s Clinic west of Seattle near the Pacific coast where he is an obstetrician and gynecologist.
He admitted misconduct in the case, the Associated Press reports, and he will pay a $3,000 fine after the state health department filed a case against him in February. He failed to refer the woman on whom he did the abortion to another physician or keep medical records related to the procedure.
Here is the true story of a licensed physician who kills babies for a living. He has an adulterous relationship with a hospital employee. (What a surprise that a child-killer would act unethically). Then when she becomes pregnant, he performs an abortion on her. He did all this undercover, not keeping records of her treatment because it would have incriminated him. (Imagine a professional child-killer killing his own child to cover up his sins. What a shock!)
Dr. Eiland was found guilty of all this by the state Health Department. And what is his punishment? Being dismembered like the thousands he has killed? Imprisonment? Loss of his medical license? No. A small fine equal to what he makes in an hour killing children. Plus, he will be on probation three years and have to attend “ethics training.” This means he can go right on killing other people’s children and being well paid to do so.
Is this not a hideous irony? First, why should anyone be surprised that a man who kills children for a living would have a sexually inappropriate relationship with a co-worker and try to cover it up by murdering his own child? This is a man who has spent his life accumulating substantial wealth by murdering other people’s children. He does this not occasionally, but daily.
And what message does the Washington State Health Department send when he is caught doing this? That his biggest crime was this: failing to keep records of his child-killing and failing to refer the killing of his child to be done by one of his colleagues. (It would have been perfectly fine for him to kill one of their children in exchange for them killing one of his, as long as proper records were kept.
The ultimate irony is the way the authorities attempt to take the moral high ground. The man will be given “ethics training.” The way the health department has deemed best to deal with a licensed child-killer is not to eliminate child killing. It is not to take away his license to kill children. It is to send him to an ethics class so that in the future he can kill children without being unethical.
Whom shall we send next to an ethics class? Serial killers? If it seems offensive to even say such a thing, what is an abortionist if not a serial killer? Does the fact that society declares it legal for him to kill children, and the fact that he is well paid by others to do so, in any way change the humanity of the child he is killing, or the moral repugnance of what he is doing in the sight of a holy God?
Shame on the medical profession for calling cold-blooded killers “physicians.” Shame on America for arrogantly regarding ourselves as a civilized nation while we endorse the killing of our children. And shame on all Christians who look the other way and pretend babies aren’t dying. And shame on all those, including Christians, who year after year go right on supporting political figures who continue to advocate the killing of innocent unborn children.
God help us. We deserve only his judgment, but may he be merciful to us. And may we use what time we have left to repent.
Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching biblical truth and drawing attention to the needy and how to help them. He is the author of over 30 books including Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments.