Group of Donegal GPs back ‘No’ Campaign

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further A group of Donegal doctors have issued a statement on the side of the ‘no’ campaign in the upcoming abortion referendum.The six GPs in question refute and take issue with the pro-choice movement repeated claims that the 8th Amendment puts the lives of pregnant mothers at risk.They say that this is not the case with the Maternal Death Inquiry (Ireland) finding that deaths in Ireland were extremely rare.Dr Michael Cooke a local GP says the facts speak for themselves:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ The statement in full: Dear Sir/Madam,As pro-life doctors in Donegal we refute and take issue with the pro-choice movement’s repeated claims that the 8th Amendment puts the lives of pregnant mothers at risk. This is not the case. As recently as December 12th 2017, the Maternal Death Inquiry (Ireland) found that deaths in Ireland were extremely rare – this would not be the case if doctors were prevented by the 8th Amendment from saving lives. In fact, the Medical Council guidelines in Ireland oblige doctors to act even if that means the baby’s life may be lost. The guidelines state that during pregnancy rare complications can arise where a therapeutic intervention is required which may result in there being little to no hope of the baby surviving. In exceptional circumstances, it may be necessary to terminate the pregnancy to protect the life of the mother while making every effort to preserve the life of the baby. In plain English, that means if a doctor feels that a pregnancy poses a real threat to the woman’s life, even if that threat is not immediate, they may perform a termination of pregnancy, usually by delivering the baby*. In fact, our mortality rates are lower than the UK and USA where abortion is freely available.The pro-choice lobby seems to claim that Mrs Savita Halappanavar died because of the 8th Amendment. Mrs Halappanavar in fact died due to chorioamnionitis and septicaemia which was mismanaged. There were three investigations into her death by HIQA, the HSE and the coroner. All reports concluded that her tragic death was caused by the medical mismanagement of a virulent form of sepsis. The coroner’s inquest found that she died from medical misadventure. No mention was made of the 8th Amendment. Numerous medical personnel concurred with those conclusions.Yours sincerely,- Dr. Micheal Cooke GP – Dr. Murrogh Birmingham GP – Dr. Kevin Bonner GP – Dr. Maureen O’Carroll – Dr. Brian McColgan GP – Dr. Tony Delap GP Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ By News Highland – April 20, 2018 Group of Donegal GPs back ‘No’ Campaign Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleCavanagh in fight to be ready for championshipNext articleDonegal Together for Yes to officially launch campaign tonight News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

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