I believe that human life begins at conception.
I believe in the sanctity of human life, from the moment of conception to the moment of death.
I believe that each human life is precious, regardless of age and regardless of mental or physical capacity.
I believe that human life and health are sacred gifts granted by our Creator, that both should be diligently preserved, and that the role of the physician is to aid in that process. I have never done, and I will never do, anything contrary to this basic principle.
Through my oath as an osteopathic physician, I have sworn to " be mindful always of my great responsibility to preserve the health and the life of my patients". Also by my oath, I have sworn that "I will give no drugs for deadly purposes to any person, though it may be asked of me."
Through almost twenty years of medical practice I have abided by my Osteopathic Oath, proving the strength of my convictions through the consistency of my actions.
As a physician and as a coroner, I also know first hand just how fragile life is, how it can leave us in an instant, and how even the most skilled among us can do nothing to stop it once that moment comes. God gives us life; God takes it away. At the very least, we should do all that we can to respect this precious gift, and we should do nothing to diminish it.
I believe that each and every one of us was indeed created equal, that each and every one of us was created and given life by God our Creator, and that each and every one of us possesses God-given unalienable rights.
I believe that all human beings, regardless of sex, race, age, or religious belief, deserve to be treated with great respect and dignity.
These are my core beliefs on the sanctity of human life, and now you know exactly where I stand!