Skip to comments.Catholic Doctors Who Follow Church Teaching Advised to Emigrate Rather Than Train in Britain
Posted on 05/27/2014 7:27:55 PM PDT by marshmallow
Catholic doctors who follow church teaching on sexual ethics cannot work as gynaecologists in Britain, the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) conference was told.
Charlie ODonnell, a consultant in emergency and intensive care medicine, said the best advice he could give to an orthodox Catholic wishing to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology would be to emigrate.
Dr ODonnell told the conference at Ealing Abbey, west London, on 17 May that a Catholic training to be a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology would soon find he or she had conscientious objections to such tasks as prescribing artificial contraceptives, giving unmarried couples fertility treatment or Viagra to gay couples.
He said that supervising consultants do not have the backup to allow trainees to opt out if they have moral objections to such work. However, conscientious objection to abortion is allowed because of specific provision in the 1967 Abortion Act.
To be a sound Catholic regarding sexual ethics it is not possible to train as a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist but this is not because of discrimination against Catholics. There is a total conflict of culture of what is good sex, a dichotomy of belief between what we as Christians believe is good overall for the individual and what secular society believes, said Dr ODonnell.
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