As a medical graduate from a third-world country, I have to rely on foreign references to study. Even outside of medicine we rely heavily on the west for our source material.
Thats why it really did not feel right when I read about Selective Reduction, which in Obstetrics essentially is choosing 2 out of 3 or more fetuses and leaving only these two to grow the full pregnancy.
The logic here being multiple gestations (babies in one pregnancy) could lead to preterm birth and low birth weights because of too little space to grow in the mom. Save two only because as a whole they could all die of prematurity.
Of course there is a risk of losing the whole pregnancy in the process of reduction itself.
Its “logical” yeah but is it righteous?
May the remaining days before our exams and the rest of our careers remind us to protect the sanctity of life always.
As they (hippocrates?) say:
“To cure sometimes, relieve often, comfort always.”