Via Daily Mail:
Islamic State is clamping down on Caesarean operations in the latest attack on what it perceives to be decadent Western practices.
Doctors working for ISIS have been ordered to charge 15,000 Syrian pounds for a Caesarean childbirth operation, the equivalent of two months salary for the average Syrian worker.
Under the harsh new rules enforced by the terror group, doctors who carry out the operations without charging the fee will now face unspecified punishments.
The Islamic State order stipulates that the new charges are aimed at deterring hospitals from carrying out routine Caesareans.
But the high fees will force women who can’t afford the operations to endure painful childbirth.
A written order published in the northern Syrian province of Deir az-Zor states: ‘in order to assist the believers from the sons of Islam who are working in the medical corps to support their brothers from the poor and others besides them from the Muslim populace, and with the desire to keep the course of medical work removed from arbitrary whim.’
It adds: ‘This is to be considered as tantamount to a written order and all who contravene it will be held accountable in the Dar al-Qaḍa [IS judiciary] with attendant consequence.’
There is growing opposition among Islamic clerics to Western trends in gynaecology developments and in particular to mothers who wish to have a pain-free childbirth sometimes referred to as ‘too posh to push’.