I just wanted to post a disturbing story that was in my local newspaper (Mainpost, Kitzingen) this morning. The article is in German, but I have posted a summary in English at the bottom. Here is my summary of the article: Currently doctors who work in public hospitals are on strike. From what I understand, they are striking because they do not receive their overtime paid and that they want to be paid more. This woman (22), who was in her 15th week of pregnancy went to her Gynocologist, and the Gynocologist determined that the baby had died in the womb. The Gynocologist gave the woman a referal to go to the Nürnberg Clinic to have the procedure. When she got to the hospital, she was basically told "Sorry, we can't help you right now but you can come back in 3 days and we'll be able to help you then." because they determined that she wasn't an "emergency case". The woman then went to another hospital to have the procedure. The doctors and hospital who told her that they couldn't help her issued a statement today. The statement said "We're sorry." They stated that she was an emergency case and that she should have been accepted. ------------------------------------- Now, I have never been pregnant but I can assume that it is safe today that when you lose a baby, it can be one of the most traumatic experiences of your life and to have somebody say to you "Sorry, we can't help you right now" would make me extremely angry. What do you all think?