There is no right way to carry out abortions ... in Ireland or elsewhere
8 April 2013
Pro-abortion campaigners have seized on the case of Savita Halappanavar, who died in tragic circumstances
Recent news from Ireland surrounding the tragic case of Savita Halappanavar urgently requires deeper reflection on the part of pro-life leaders.
Deliberate induction of pre-viable babies is abortion and is acceptable neither in medical ethics nor in Catholic Church teaching. Nor should pro-lifers become involved in drawing up guidelines which instruct doctors in the 'right way' to carry out abortions.
There is no right way to carry out abortions. [John Smeaton, 5 April]