Sunday, November 18, 2018

Irish Doctors

From Life News:
A majority of Irish GPs are not willing, for either moral or practical reasons, to perform abortions when the new law comes into force, new polling has revealed. In an online survey with over 3,500 members of the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) 43% responded to say that they weren’t prepared to participate in abortion “due to concerns regarding capacity, resources or conscientious objection, but are willing to refer to another colleague”. Most significantly, 25% said they would not provide abortion and would prefer not to refer a woman to another doctor. 32% said they will provide “termination-of-pregnancy services”. (Read more.)

 Meanwhile, Ireland is going forward with sex selection abortions. From Life Site:
The Irish people may not have realized just how radically pro-abortion their leaders’ plans were when they voted to repeal their pro-life Eighth Amendment in May. Discriminatory sex-selection abortions are illegal in the UK, but they may not be in Ireland soon. On Wednesday, the Oireachtas Health Committee rejected an amendment that would have prohibited sex-selection abortions in Ireland, Breaking News Ireland reports. Health Minister Simon Harris, who has been pushing the pro-abortion legislation, claimed the anti-discrimination amendment is “unnecessary.”

Government leaders are pushing a radical pro-abortion bill that would legalize abortion for any reason up to 12 weeks of pregnancy and up to six months in a wide variety of circumstances in Ireland. It would force taxpayers to pay for abortions and force Catholic hospitals to provide them. The bill also strictly limits conscience protections for medical professionals. Right now, the Health Committee is debating a series of amendments to the bill. One that it voted down Wednesday would have prohibited discriminatory abortions based on the unborn baby’s sex, race or disability. (Read more.)

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