Fundamentally the current arrangements at Calvary Hospital are insane. The ACT taxpayer should not be building an expanded hospital which has to be governed by the religious teaching of any one faith.
So having resolved the question as to whether the Government should be buying Calvary Hospital in the affirmative, everything else is detail.
But that hasn’t stopped a Catholic tide of PR ferreting raising all manner of “problems” beyond the wit of man to solve. I imagine the Catholics of Canberra have quite enjoyed being able to impose their views on the community so far, but all things come to an end.
The latest to get a run in the Canberra Times is the terrible fear that the obstetricians will all flee in terror and revulsion should abortions be performed anywhere in their vicinity.
Boohoo. Who wants to bet that:
a) It will be a very small number who go through with it and resign?
b) We won’t be able to hire more who otherwise might prefer to practice real medicine and not the sawn down Catholic variety?