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Partner's Christian attitude is to be welcomed

Re-'3 GPs Views' (September 22), I am more dismayed by the bigoted views of the doctors than the case history of the 'diligent, cheerful, computer-literate, well-informed' new partner who so willingly 'does the most irksome visits'.

Could it be that she really is well-informed ­ and much better informed than those of her judges?

Despite much advice to the contrary, I have run a small Christian pro-life practice in west Wiltshire for the last 13 years. We openly talk to our patients of the forgiveness that is to be found and experienced in the reality of God's love, we do tell them there is an absolute right and wrong, especially concerning serious issues at the extremes of life, we do prefer them to find their way through many of life's routine problems rather than relying on incorrectly prescribed antidepressants, and we have prayed for their healing on several occasions with startling results.

Is this not the application of well-informed good news as the 'new partner' is attempting to do? A pause for thought about Christian love and values will immediately reveal how health would radically be improved should they be adopted by all.

This is a partner worth keeping. If she is not valued at her present practice ­ which may be fictional for all I know ­ then she would be welcomed to ours.

Dr Robert Hardie

Melksham, Wiltshire

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