The Irish Catholic Bishops; Conference has said:
"...there was a moral distinction between “the direct and intentional destruction of an unborn baby” and medical treatments which do not intentionally seek to end the life of the unborn. The bishops said current law and medical guidelines in Ireland allow nurses and doctors in Irish hospitals to apply this distinction in practice while upholding the equal right to life of both a mother and her unborn baby."
Full story here:
Treatment that risks foetus can be 'ethically permissible' - Catholic bishops - RT News
I have a couple of things to say about this:
(1) The bishops are not lawmakers.
(2) The bishops are not doctors.
(3) The attitude shown in this statement is exactly what guided doctors to fail to treat Savita. After all they would have had to kill the foetus.
(4) The bishops can f*** off. Specifically, they can f off back to school. They should be sitting down and learning, not teaching. How the hell did THEY become experts on health during pregnancy? They of all people know nothing on that particular subject, I would have thought.
Grrr. End of rant.
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