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A feminist analysis of the Neary and Halappanavar cases
Joan McCarthy

Catholicism. However, a senior midwife, Ann Maria Burke, admitted that she had suggested that the rationale for why the hospital could not provide Ms Halappanavar with an abortion was because Ireland was a ‘Catholic country’ (Holland, 2013b). When Ms Burke told the inquest that she had made the comment to Ms Halappanavar, the coroner told her that her remarks had ‘gone around the world’, that the abortion had been refused on legal, not religious, grounds, and DONNELLY 9780719099465 PRINT.indd 19 12/10/2015 15:59 20 Context and care that neither religious dogma nor

in Ethical and legal debates in Irish healthcare
Mary Warnock, embryos and moral expertise
Duncan Wilson

argued that permitting embryo research ‘involved people sitting in judgement on another’s life and treating that life as a mere means to an end, which undermined the basic dignity of human beings’.152 Opponents of research, which also included anti-abortion groups and the Women’s Institute, notably stressed that their stance was not anti-science or based simply on religious dogma. For the Guild of Catholic Doctors, it was supported by the fact that ‘as any microgeneticist will tell you, whether or not more individuals result, the genetic coding is laid down on

in The making of British bioethics