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Amnesty asks: Should cute people have quicker access to hospitals?

The rhetorical question forms part of an Amnesty International Ireland campaign to support healthcare provision for all.

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THE IRISH BRANCH of Amnesty International has a question for you. Should cuter people be given quicker access to hospitals?

The rhetorical question forms the final part of an online campaign encouraging people to support the introduction of guaranteed healthcare for all, by challenging previous conceptions about the provision of medical care.

Amnesty’s Healthcare Guaranteed campaign asks the government to uphold the provision in the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which guarantees the right to healthcare.

Despite this provision, the Irish government has never enacted a law which formally guarantees the provision of healthcare – something Amnesty is compiling a petition to help amend.

Other questions have asked: ‘What are we, communists?‘; ‘Can’t we just solve this with a flashmob?‘; and ‘Aren’t sick people just a scourge?‘.

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