July 2, 2019

Tuesday (Moderated) Open Thread (070219)

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Positivity: Every OBGYN at This Irish Maternity Hospital Refuses to Kill Babies in Abortions

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Dublin, Ireland, via Life News:

June 24, 2019

The doctors at one Irish maternity hospital took a stand last week against a new law allowing unborn babies to be aborted in their nation.

In a letter to general practitioners in their area, the four OB-GYNs at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny said they “decided unanimously” not to perform abortions, the Independent reports.

The doctors, Ray O’Sullivan, Raouf Salam, Yuddandi Nagaveni and Trevor Hayes, said they came to the decision after speaking with other hospital staff.

It was “adjudged that, in the event of professional and values training of staff willing to participate in such procedures, the hospital remains an unsuitable location for these services,” they wrote. It was “decided unanimously that the hospital is not an appropriate location for medical or surgical terminations.”

They also assured local doctors that the hospital will continue to provide life-saving care to pregnant women who are suffering from emergency complications, such as sepsis or hemorrhaging, according to the Irish Examiner.

After learning about the letter, abortion activists quickly called on the government to force the doctors and staff at St. Luke’s to abort unborn babies

“Women and pregnant people in these situations are being denied their rights. It is unsurprising that abortion pills continue to be imported illegally despite the change in the law,” said Anna Carnegie, a spokesperson for the Abortion Rights Campaign.

“We call on the government to ensure that safe and legal abortion care is accessible locally throughout the country,” she continued.

Whether the government will force the hospital staff to abort unborn babies against their consciences remains to be seen. …

Go here for the rest of the story.