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The Foreigner Medical chief ‘regrets’ abortion comments. Doctors’ jokes became a reality for one senior physician late yesterday, who claimed surgeons at Flekkefjord hospital refused to carry out abortions. Surgery department manager Marcus Gürgen has since admitted suffering from seems to be a severe case of foot-in-mouth disease. Confirming “no doctor has used the legal right to refuse to perform abortions because we don’t perform the procedure here”, Mr Gürgen told VG “I repeated a joke from a colleague about what could happen if we did.”

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Medical chief ‘regrets’ abortion comments

Published on Thursday, 28th April, 2011 at 13:17 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Doctors’ jokes became a reality for one senior physician late yesterday, who claimed surgeons at Flekkefjord hospital refused to carry out abortions.



Surgery department manager Marcus Gürgen has since admitted suffering from seems to be a severe case of foot-in-mouth disease.

Confirming “no doctor has used the legal right to refuse to perform abortions because we don’t perform the procedure here”, Mr Gürgen told VG “I repeated a joke from a colleague about what could happen if we did.”

His original statements, including a claim one gynaecologist refused for fear of violent reprisals, sparked political censure, and matter was extensively reported by the media.

“It was both stupid and inappropriate of me to retell it, and I deeply regret having done so,” the doctor said.

Next, please.



Published on Thursday, 28th April, 2011 at 13:17 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: flekkefjordhospitalabortions, marcusguergen, deputyministerofhealthtorddale.





  
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