CNN's Sanjay Gupta has withdrawn from consideration as the next Surgeon General.
"I offer as evidence a recent story on CNN concerning a new prenatal test that can detect the presence of Down Syndrome. CNN's website reported the primary benefit of this test is that it gives "mothers-to-be more peace of mind and more time to end a pregnancy," a position shared by on-air medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta (a.k.a. Dr. Snuff). This emphasis on the extermination option outraged many Down parents . . . ."
AlanfromOntario: That's almost as bad as urging that DES babies born with flippers should not be carried to term.
The world needs and loves flipper babies.
Hank Bowman, MD: Or at least get a physician in place with a real background in public health, not a media whore.
I'll give Gupta props for his stepping in and performing surgery during the early Iraq war, but his statements on his TV show have been total BS: Woo, and scaring the crap out of my patients.
Splunge: For that matter, I bet things like developing plans for national-level coordination of responses to, say, a flu pandemic are spread out to FEMA and maybe even DHS, too.
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