Irish Catholic hospital will comply with new abortion law

A prominent Irish priest has resigned from the board of Dublin’s Mater Misericordiae University hospital after the hospital announced it would allow abortions in compliance with Ireland’s new law.

Father Kevin Doran told the Irish Catholic that he left the governing board because “I can’t reconcile my own conscience with the statement, largely because I feel a Catholic hospital has to bear witness.”

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has asked the hospital for clarification, but a hospital spokesman told the Irish Catholic that there would be “no elaboration on the statement”.

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