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Doctors should not be forced to Ďaid and abetí abortions, says John Bruton [former PM of Ireland]
Irish Times ^ | 09/08/2018 | Colin Gleeson

Posted on 09/08/2018 1:58:28 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Former taoiseach John Bruton has said doctors opposed to abortion should not be forced to refer women seeking terminations to other physicians.

Mr. Bruton, in a speech to the Pro Life Education dinner in the Clayton Hotel, Dublin, on Saturday night, said he feared anti-abortion doctors would be “targeted” by those who wanted to “catch them out”.

The Bill proposed by Minister for Health Simon Harris to introduce and regulate abortions requires a doctor who has a conscientious objection to carrying out the procedure to “make arrangements to transfer the care” of the woman to another doctor.

“This is aiding and abetting the abortion, and there is no conscience clause here either,” said Mr Bruton. “Given the amount of information on the internet, or likely to be available there in future, I believe this transfer requirement is unnecessary. Those seeking an abortion can find a doctor who will do it, without forcing a doctor who objects to abortion to aid and abet them. I fear that doctors who are known to oppose abortion will be targeted under this clause by people wishing to catch them out and put them under threat of criminal prosecution because of their religious or human rights beliefs. Rather than place this burden on doctors who believe abortion is wrong, it would be more sensible to publish an affirmative list of those who have no conscientious objection to doing abortions.”

Mr. Bruton also laid out a series of suggestions for how the anti-abortion movement ought to proceed following the defeat of its campaign to retain the Eighth Amendment. …

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Local News; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionists; babykillers; bruton; catholic; conscienceclause; eussr; fartyshadesofgreen; ireland; socialism

1 posted on 09/08/2018 1:58:28 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Ireland went from pro-life to pro-abortion.


2 posted on 09/08/2018 2:12:16 PM PDT by Architect of Avalon
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To: Olog-hai

Ten Euros says that today’s Indian faggot Taoiseach disagrees.


3 posted on 09/08/2018 2:13:53 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (I've Never Owned Slaves...You've Never Picked Cotton.End Of "Discussion".)
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To: Architect of Avalon
Ireland went from pro-life to pro-abortion.

Ireland,the land of my ancestors,has become just another tawdry little European cesspool.

4 posted on 09/08/2018 2:15:18 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (I've Never Owned Slaves...You've Never Picked Cotton.End Of "Discussion".)
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To: Architect of Avalon

“Ireland went from pro-life to pro-abortion.”

And seemingly overnight too.

Amazing (or maybe not) how quickly things go south once God is rejected.


5 posted on 09/08/2018 2:59:16 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Architect of Avalon

In 35 short years too.

This is the generation that voted twice on the Treaty of Nice and the Treaty of Lisbon, as well as voting “yes” on the so-called “Marriage Equality” referendum. The bureaucrats in Brussels and Berlin must be laughing so hard.


6 posted on 09/08/2018 5:54:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I still have paper money from when the country had its own currency. Not too long ago, it’d be unthinkable to have someone like Varadkar as prime minister.


7 posted on 09/08/2018 5:57:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: MichaelCorleone

And not a damned peep from the fauxp.


8 posted on 09/08/2018 7:56:46 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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