A thought for today
Paul Belien over at the Brussels Journal managed to brighten up Christmas with this horrifying example of the way in which the European Union and its myrioad of quangos and committees wish to restrict freedom.
The EU Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights has decided in its wisdom to agrue that a doctor's freedom of concience, at laest in the area of abortion is important but,
"Indeed, the right to religious conscientious objection may conflict with other rights, also recognized under international law. In such circumstances, an adequate balance must be struck between these conflicting requirements, which may not lead to one right being sacrificed to another."
Or in otherwise the group rights of women to be able to have an abortion outrank the individual right of a doctor to refuse, due to his or her concience to perform it.
At what point do these people think that their writ ends? If they can force people to kill, which according to some the act of abortion is then they are forcing those people to break what they see to be the Hippocratic Oath.
"I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art".