See here for essential background: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2018/05/irish-pro-abortion-victory.html.
Did they really think it would be so easy?
recently lifted the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution allowing terminations
of pregnancy. However, despite the likes of Peter Sutherland and George Soros
rubbing their hands together with glee and thinking that the job was done, they
did not count on that famous Irish warrior spirit. Several hundred nurses and
midwives have petitioned the Irish health minister Simon Harris to open talks
on provisions for conscientious objectors to the new abortion legislation. They
are led by a Mary Fitzgibbon. They even demand the right not to deal with
termination patients at all in any way, including referrals to complicit colleagues,
I really don't see how they can force healthcare professionals to perform
abortions against their will. They are already in trouble for carrying out
disciplinary action against a serviceman in Ireland who dared to speak publicly
about his opposition to legalizing infanticide, see: https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/hospital-worker-faces-disciplinary-action-after-speaking-out-against-abortion-in-online-video-37744645.html.
I have a feeling that this brave individual is a porter. I can tell because the
media always uses the words "employee" or "member of staff"
when referring to hospital porters. I salute my EP&DBP in County
I can sympathize with him even more because I know how it feels to be a healthcare
prisoner of conscience, see: https://hpanwo-hpwa.blogspot.com/2013/01/one-year-on.html.
Terminations in the Ireland
have been legal since 1967 and they are performed at my hospital, the John
Radcliffe in United Kingdom , but I was
never involved with that myself. Quite the opposite, for nine years of my
twenty-three year career I served in the delivery suite in maternity. Abortions
were done in the gynaecology centre which was close to maternity, but the departments
were kept strictly apart. I am very proud of my Irish colleagues, both
portering and civilian, for their courageous stance. Who knows how many people
in the future might owe their lives to these heroes of healthcare. The struggle
has become much more intense recently, and not just in Oxford .
In the Ireland ,
the abortion regulations have been horrifically eased, especially for third
trimester terminations, see: https://www.humancoalition.org/2019/02/01/new-york-is-celebrating-abortion-up-to-birth/. United States of America
See here for more information: https://hpanwo-hpwa.blogspot.com/2016/12/nurse-sacked-for-praying.html.