Recently, over 200 medical pregnancy centers have done what Planned Parenthood could never do; commit to a medical ethics code of conduct. This commitment to traditional medical ethics, specifically in the context of women’s reproductive health, would instantly put an abortionist out of business. Read the Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) Code of Conduct to find out why.
Medical ethics is the one topic that abortionists cannot discuss because in order to perform abortion they must violate them several times with each woman. Pregnancy centers that facilitate medical services, on the other hand, can and should commit to upholding traditional medical ethics and in doing so create a nightmare for Planned Parenthood and NARAL attacks. “Crisis Pregnancy Centers are masquerading as fake medical clinics,” they might say. Response: “We are committed to providing care for each woman consistent with traditional medical ethics. Would you like to have a public discourse to compare services?” Answer: Silence.
Medical directors love the PRC Code of Conduct because it maps directly to traditional medical ethics. Medical ethics are the standard by which doctors are held accountable by each other and the justice system. The PRC Code of Conduct has been reviewed and endorsed by giants in medical ethics including the late Dr. Edmund Pellegrino. The PRC Code of Conduct is based on the Physician Code of Conduct developed by the Commission for Reproductive Health Service Standards (CRHSS).
If your pregnancy center is providing any sort of medical service it is imperative that you insulate your organization and your patients from an aggressive and unethical abortion industry by committing to providing those services according to the professional standards that have governed medicine for centuries.
CompassCare and the Commission for Reproductive Health Service Standards have interpreted those centuries’ old traditional ethical standards in an effort to apply them to protect medical pregnancy centers and their medical directors from the bully tactics of NARAL and Planned Parenthood, negative regulatory legislation, and patient liability claims. If and when these attacks come AND you can demonstrate that your PRC’s services are provided according to traditional medical ethics, then you will be in a much stronger position. Having the moral high ground is essential in sustaining and protecting your PRC, and traditional medical ethics is that moral high ground.
And yet, the PRC Code of Conduct is just the first step. The next step is to implement a Linear Service Model like CompassCare’s Optimization Tool so that you can prove that each and every patient is treated ethically according to the traditional medical standard to which you have committed.
If you are interested in more information on medical ethics and how it relates to your pregnancy center, you can download the Webinar, “Medical Ethics in the PRC”. This 90-minute webinar discusses the pertinent legal and medical issues essential in running ethical medical services in these uncertain times.