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Approval of Maternity Hospital That Will Provide Abortions Highlights Catholic Exit From Health Care in Ireland

Niall CarsonSt. Vincent’s Hospital in South Dublin, Ireland, was first opened by Mary Aikenhead, who founded the Religious Sisters of Charity, in 1834.

NEWS ANALYSIS: In the face of pressure from the abortion lobby, the Religious Sisters of Charity donated the land where the hospital will be constructed to a nonreligious trust, and ‘will not play any role’ in its operation.