Academic complains to President

Ireland“The American-born academic whose attempt to deliver a lecture about euthanasia was disrupted by protesters in Cork on Thursday night has written to President Mary McAleese complaining about his treatment. Prof Len Doyal, emeritus professor of medical ethics at Queen Mary, University of London, and a proponent of euthanasia, was also critical of the Garda in his letter. He had been due to address an audience at Cork University Hospital as part of a lecture series organised by the hospital’s ethics committee last week. The talk was cancelled after protesters voiced their opposition and Prof Doyal was escorted from the auditorium by hospital security personnel …” (more)

[Mary Minihan, Irish Times, 18 April]

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