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if they can indeed ever be established, the appearance of what happened is very important.

After all, the average client of a hospital is not in a position to judge the adequacy of medical procedures.

But the known facts of the case are consistent with the interpretation that the woman was denied proper care as a result of the application of religious doctrine. And that is intolerable, and needs to be fixed.

Among other things, it is intolerable for the image of hospitals in Ireland, and for the confidence of patients.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Nov 21st, 2012 at 07:10:26 AM EST

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