I knew the numbers for London doctors are good (for us), but this here is a devastating blow for the Nazi troops.
In Italy, conscientious objection is over 70% among doctors, with some regions at or above 90% when counting effective objectors.
If one considers objection is highest among the youngest doctors, one has a clear picture of the Italian abortionist doctor as a more endangered species than the Panda.
Predictably, Nazi Activists are now getting nervous, and asking for legislative provisions to force the doctors to kill babies.
Keep dreaming, Adolfo...
This is one of those areas where a strong Pope – and strong clergy – can really do a lot. Again, Catholic thinking – broadly intended – still has a big traction in the country: but it must be cultivated and led to bring fruit, with an aggressive defence of Catholic values.
The article seems to praise Pope Benedict for the advancement of the cause; but I’d say the Italian clergy themselves – and Cardinal Bagnasco first – are the ones who deserve praise.
Bagnasco was the kind of chap willing to cause a pandemonium in order not to have atheist ads on buses. Compare with London, where atheists and homos advertise their own stuff undisturbed (but Christian organisations are not allowed, because it is “hate”: frock yourself, Boris…) and our Archbishop Vincent “Quisling” Nichols is so nuanced he doesn’t even notice, and you’ll see what a difference assertive clergy makes.
Think of this: if your clergy are ready to put up a fight for atheist ads on the bus, what message will this give concerning their attitude about abortion?
Kudos for the Italian doctors. The vast majority of them still know what the Hippocratic Oath means.
Allow me first to disagree with the author of this article. The Council of Europe is not “influential” in any way, shape or form. It is the type of “advisory parliamentary body ” you create as backup employment opportunity for politicians. It looks good and very “technical” on paper and as it merely “advises” and can’t really decide anything, but it is a good excuse for a government to do something that government wants to do anyway. “Following the recommendation of the (let me check…) Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe……..”)
In this case, the UK member McCafferty has had the brilliant idea to sound the possibility of a crackdown on conscientious objection in matter of abortion. Just so you know, this McCafferty woman entered Parliament through an all-women Labour candidate shortlist – something that would be a criminal offence today – but feminists do not stop in front of discrimination if it advances their cause. McCafferty is therefore as much of a token woman as they come and her commitment to “sexual health and the rights of women” unquestionable.
Mssss. McCafferty wanted to celebrate her approaching 65th birthday proposing to “oblige the healthcare provider to provide … treatment to which the patient is legally entitled despite his or her conscientious objection”. Congratulations, Mssssss. McCafferty. A life well spent.
Thankfully, not everyone was of the same opinion of this old Sixty-Eighter red abortionist feminist and two members of the same wannabe parliament (the Italian Volonte’ and the Irish Mullen) have presented an alternative proposal which completely reverses McCafferty’s position; their proposal has been approved.
I agree with you that this is nothing more than an amusing event in the life of just another useless supranational organ. Still, it does not happen every day that an initiative is proposed and a diametrically opposed one is approved. One is astonished at how many useless organs have been slowly created under the nose of the European taxpayer (this is not even EU, by the way), but I thought that you’d like to know anyway.