Rosary-chanting protesters force euthanasia talk to be abandoned

Ireland“A controversial euthanasia lecture was abandoned amid chaotic scenes last night while a senior British medical ethics expert had a private security escort for his own protection. Prof Len Doyal was visibly shaken after his lecture on euthanasia couldn’t even commence after he was heckled and jeered by more than 20 angry pro-life protesters who had taken up position in the Cork University Hospital (CUH) lecture theatre. Protesters, some from the right-wing Youth Defence group, shouted that euthanasia was State-sponsored murder – and dozens began loudly chanting the Rosary …” (more)

[Ralph Riegel and Senan Hogan, Independent, 10 April]

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