This is the transcript from my short talk at the recent panel discussion in QUB Chaplaincy. I just want to say a few words from my point of view as a healthcare worker in Northern Ireland, someone who respects and loves life, and someone who has spent his career fighting for that life, upholding that … Continue reading Why support life?
What all of the professional bodies fail to address is that abortion is, the vast majority of the time, a procedure which is offered for no clear medical benefit to the woman. Abortion for social reasons cannot be argued for based on medical evidence.
"The capacity for self-awareness and rational though cannot be the sole basis of the image of God in humankind and its associated inherent human dignity. From a biblical perspective it is the whole being of the person, in his or her entirety, who reflects the image of God, and not just certain functions such as rationality. Morever, this unity exists from the moment of creation of the being and gives and identity which can continue over time"
I'm sure you're wondering where you stand if you don't want to be a part of abortion in your workplace. I've read through the guidance from the UK Government, the recent RCGP guidance, looked at the GMC guidance and considered the NMC guidance on consciencious objection in an effort to think through the implications and … Continue reading Guidance on Conscientious Objection to Abortion for Healthcare Workers in Northern Ireland
The public consultation on abortion in Northern Ireland opened on 4th November. It's a long read, and the 15 questions being asked demand some thought. To that effect, I've summarised it and given suggested responses, based on a Christian and Pro-life perspective. Foreword The Secretary of State in his foreword acknowledges that these matters should … Continue reading Guidance on responding to the public consultation on abortion in NI
open letter in protest against abortionDownload We the undersigned wish to make known our opposition to the imminent introduction of abortion in Northern Ireland. We are a group of 911 doctors, nurses, midwives and other healthcare workers who are deeply concerned about these changes and wish to have our concern noted publicly. Our concern throughout … Continue reading An open letter against abortion in Northern Ireland
open letter in protest against abortionDownload Thursday, 26th September, 2019 To whom it may concern: We the undersigned wish to make known our opposition to the imminent introduction of abortion in Northern Ireland. We are a group of 911 Doctors, Nurses, Midwives and other Health and Social Care Workers who are deeply concerned about these … Continue reading An open letter against abortion in Northern Ireland