Peter Boylan: As things stand, the new National Maternity Hospital will be subject to a Catholic ethos
To protect the future of women’s healthcare, the Church must give us real evidence that the new facility will operate independently
Nine days ago, the Religious Sisters of Charity issued a press statement containing two announcements. First, that they intended to “gift” lands worth €200 million to the “people of Ireland”. Second, that they had received approval from the Holy See to transfer their 100 per cent shareholding in St Vincent’s Healthcare Group (SVHG) to a new ”independent, charitable body to be called St Vincent’s Holdings, Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG)“....
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Nadine O’Regan: We need a system that protects women as they should be protected
Why is it that, in 2022, we still cannot protect women from harm, and why are we still being told that it is women rather than the system that must change?
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