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Irish Catholic hospital agrees to provide legal abortion services

April 26, 2017

St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin, an institution administered by the Sisters of Charity, has agreed to provide legal abortions, as part of a deal that will make the National Maternity Hospital a part of St. Vincent’s.

James Menton, the chairman of the National Maternity Hospital, announced: “In line with current policy and procedures..., any medical procedure which is in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Ireland will be carried out at the new hospital.”

In a related story, the Irish Independent disclosed that some abortions have already been performed at St. Vincent’s, under the terms of new Irish legislation allowing for legal abortion if the mother’s health is in danger.

Nevertheless, a representative the Irish Midwives Association said that members of her group did not want to work at a hospital with a religious affiliation. Ally Murphy argued that no religious order should be entitled to make decisions about the policies of a medical institution.


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  • Posted by: nix898049 - Apr. 28, 2017 12:03 PM ET USA

    Now we see just how deeply Irish hatred for the Church runs. And how broken the Church has become there. This is simply chilling. Saint Vincent de Paul, pray for us.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Apr. 26, 2017 10:59 PM ET USA

    What a disaster!

  • Posted by: stpetric - Apr. 26, 2017 10:37 PM ET USA

    This is a mistake.

  • Posted by: [email protected] - Apr. 26, 2017 10:34 PM ET USA

    There is no place in a Catholic hospital,run by the Sisters of Charity to allow abortion. Fight the law made by a bunch of atheists. What a sham and a shame.