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Catholic hospital in Ireland to perform abortions

Catholic World News - September 26, 2013

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, a Catholic hospital in Dublin, has announced that it will comply with the new Irish law that permits abortion in some circumstances, according to multiple media reports.

“The hospital’s priority is to be at the frontier of compassion, concern and clinical care for all our patients,” the hospital said in a statement, as reported by the Press Association. “Having regard to that duty, the hospital will comply with the law as provided for in the act.”

The law – the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 – names 25 “appropriate institutions,” including Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, at which abortions are expected to take place. During the debate over the act, the nation’s health minister insisted that all taxpayer-funded hospitals would be expected to comply, according to the Irish Independent.

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  • Posted by: FredC - Oct. 09, 2013 4:38 PM ET USA

    The government is more likely to take over the hospital than to shut it down.

  • Posted by: john1948 - Oct. 03, 2013 5:46 PM ET USA

    The snakes have returned to the St. Patrick's isle.

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Sep. 26, 2013 11:52 PM ET USA

    This is an April Fools Day story, right? You're just pulling our leg... I hope.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Sep. 26, 2013 11:31 PM ET USA

    So much for the moral law. Are they truly a Catholic hospital? When does the murder of the elderly and disabled begin? This generation will see it.

  • Posted by: bruno - Sep. 26, 2013 9:16 AM ET USA

    This puts their bishop on the spot. If they persist in complying with this anti-Christian law, he will ultimately have no choice but to deny their Catholic status and ask them to remove the word from their name.

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