A hospital in the Republic of Ireland recently posted a job advertisement explaining that applicants must be willing to help perform abortions, drawing criticism from pro-life activists.
Last May, voters in Ireland approved via referendum a repeal of a constitutional amendment that banned abortion by an overwhelming majority.
The Dublin-based National Maternity Hospital recently advertised for job openings for consulting positions in anesthesia, gynecology and obstetrics.
“The post-holders will provide in-patient, on-call service and out-patient care, along with teaching, administration and management duties, which, as of 2019, includes elective termination of pregnancy services,” read the job post, which added that “post-holders will be expected to contribute to this new service as part of their practice plan.”
Peter Lynas of the Evangelical Alliance took issue with the ad, posting an image of it on Twitter last Friday, and stating that the hospital is alienating potential employees who are morally opposed to abortion.
“This advert makes pretty clear those with a conscientious objection should not apply – and note the irony of the motto – life glorious life. Doubtful it is legal. No doubt it is wrong,” tweeted Lynas.
The hospital said in a statement to the Irish Independent that the job post was connected to Ireland’s Health Service Executive department’s funding of newly legal abortion services.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski