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I have worn many labels (Not in any particular order): Catholic, Wife, Mom,Gramma, Doctor, Major, Soccer Mom, Military Wife, Professor, Fellow.

All of these filter my views of the world. I hope that like St. Monica, I can through prayer, words and example, lead my children and others to Faith.
"The important thing is that we do not let a single day go by in vain without putting it to good use for eternity"--Blessed Franz Jägerstätter

Friday, May 12, 2006

Man refused hip replacement surgery because of anti-abortion protest

Here is an interesting item from London’s Times. It seems Edward Atkinson is a 75-year-old gentleman in need of a hip replacement. He was in the queue to have this procedure done when he aroused the ire of the National Health Service. Mr. Atkinson is an anti-abortion activist. He recently mailed pictures of aborted fetuses to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. For this he was jailed for 28 days and banned from receiving the hip replacement operation. Times commentator Mike Hume writes:

It is bad enough that you can be refused medical treatment on the NHS for eating, drinking or smoking too much. Now it seems that you can be denied an operation for protesting too much in support of your religious or political beliefs.

Obviously freedom of speech standards in Great Britain are a bit different than they are here.

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