Evangelium Vitae on Medical Ethics

Even certain sectors of the medical profession, which by its calling is directed to the defence and care of human life, are increasingly willing to carry out these acts against the person. In this way the very nature of the medical profession is distorted and contradicted, and the dignity of those who practise it is degraded. (John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, Ch. 1, pt. 4)

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