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Thread: Senator John Crown: Opus Dei lobbying against abortion reform

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    Default Senator John Crown: Opus Dei lobbying against abortion reform

    Opus Dei accused of lobbying to prevent Irish abortion reform | World news | The Guardian

    An interesting turn of events:

    "John Crown, a leading cancer specialist and member of parliament, accused the powerful organisation of trying to exercise influence on the medical profession and politicians to prevent limited abortion being made legal for the first time in Ireland.

    The only physician on the parliamentary subcommittee exploring the abortion question at present, Crown said he believed Opus Dei was "a major player" in the campaign to thwart legislation that would allow for abortion when a mother's life was at risk."

    "We have several examples in history where leaders of this country asked if people should state their allegiance. Garret Fitzgerald [a former taoiseach] once famously asked his cabinet to inform him if they were members of secret organisations, which I think is not a bad idea at all for the whole of the Oireachtas."

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Opus Dei accused of lobbying to prevent Irish abortion reform | World news | The Guardian

    An interesting turn of events:

    "John Crown, a leading cancer specialist and member of parliament, accused the powerful organisation of trying to exercise influence on the medical profession and politicians to prevent limited abortion being made legal for the first time in Ireland.

    The only physician on the parliamentary subcommittee exploring the abortion question at present, Crown said he believed Opus Dei was "a major player" in the campaign to thwart legislation that would allow for abortion when a mother's life was at risk."
    By abortion reform, you must surely mean the murder of an unborn child. Yes, i am glad they are lobbying, if indeed this is the correct word.

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    What's it to the Guardian? Are they trying to influence internal Irish politics as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post

    "John Crown,..... and member of parliament,
    Technically correct but certainly giving him more authority than he has earned

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    Quote Originally Posted by borntorum View Post
    What's it to the Guardian?
    News.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    News.
    Ah yes, they are wholly objective on this issue, aren't they

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    News.
    Gossip

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    All the same, nice to see that someone with a bit of media pull is willing to name the foul organisation publically.

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    So what if they are?

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    Can i take it from the response that posters are happy that TDs elected by the people are members of secret organisations who direct their activities? Why have democracy at all?

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