Dr. Bogdan Chazan, preeminent in his field and recognized throughout Poland for his medical expertise, was recently fined and fired from his position as director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the Holy Family Hospital in Warsaw, Poland, for refusing to perform an abortion on a child diagnosed with potentially severe brain damage.
Chazan, also a professor at Warsaw University Medical School and a former national consultant in obstetrics and gynecology, is a devout Roman Catholic who believes that abortion is the intentional killing of an innocent human child.
Dr. Chazan’s medical record is beyond reproach. He earned his first medical degree 40 years ago, and since 1998, has served as department head of the OB/GYN ward of one of Poland’s most important hospitals. Despite Chazan’s impressive pedigree, Mayor of Warsaw Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz demanded his contract with the hospital be nullified because he refused to perform the life-ending procedure on the child.
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