The Doctors Take On Bush

Once loyal, the medical establishment is fuming over issues ranging from the abortion gag rule to fetal research

Doctors tend to be pretty conservative people, professionally and politically. Most counsel moderation, make good money (average yearly income: about $160,000) and look with disfavor on various schemes to nationalize health care. Not surprisingly, they often vote Republican.

But ask a doctor today how he or she feels about the current Administration and you could easily get an earful. "I'm frustrated," says Dr. Sherman Elias, director of the division of reproductive genetics at the University of Tennessee. "We're mad," says Dr. Carol Kurz, an obstetrician-gynecologist at a Los Angeles hospital. "The Bush Administration has overstepped its bounds," says Dr. Allan Rosenfield,...

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