Skip to comments.DEATH ROCKS IRELAND ABORTION LAWS [Pro-infanticide crowd goes nuclear]
Posted on 11/15/2012 3:21:46 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Savita Halappanavar (31), was on her first pregnancy and "on top of the world," according to her husband, Praveen Halappanavar. Then on Saturday Oct. 20, 17 weeks into the pregnancy, she started to develop back pains and began miscarrying. She went to the hospital and by Wednesday night was moved to the Intense Care Unit. But when she asked her doctors to terminate the pregnancy they refused.
The doctors could still hear a fetal heartbeat and abortions are illegal in the country, if the fetus is still alive, even when it puts the mother's health at risk. But technically the law does allow for abortions when the mother's life is at risk.
Ms. Halappanavar died Sunday Oct. 28.
The Irish times reported that an autopsy carried out two days after her death showed she had died from septicaemia.
About 2,000 people protested in front of the Irish parliament in Dublin last night to change the strict abortion laws in the country.
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This is assuming, of course, that her death was caused by complications due to pregnancy and not by any other factor.
Septicemia is a systemic infection, iirc. Whether that was brought about by a dead baby in the womb, or whether the miscarriage was a result of the infection, I don't know. There is more to this than simply a case of 'an abortion would have saved her life' as some might have us believe.
As usual it’s the immigrants causing problems. Doesn’t sound like their name is exactly a traditional Irish name. They didn’t even bother adding an “O” to it.
While it is tragic that this young woman died, changing the law will guarantee only two things, 1) every baby aborted will die, 2) some woman getting abortions will die.
Abortions like any medical procedure carry a risk of the patient dying. More abortions means more women will die.
The law allowed an abortion if the mother’s life is at risk. A choice was made by someone not to do the abortion. The fault is not with the law but those that made the decision.
As others have pointed out we do not know the full story nor do we know if this woman would have died even if an abortion was performed.
When the history of the world is written sometime in the future, this last hundred years will be known as the time when the world went mad.
One of the prime function of any society is to preserve itself and to survive. Killing your unborn baby is the same as killing your future society.
The pro-death crowd puts stories like this on the front page and holds them up as examples of why abortion should be legal.
You never hear the opposite stories - the stories of the mother who dies as a result of an abortion. Those stories just vanish, like the dead mothers.
This is indeed medical negligence & has nothing to do with abortion. Terminating this pregnancy probably would’ve increased her risk of sepsis. What a joke. I see the Irish media is no different than that if the US....leftist spin & full of crap
Savita Halappanavar is a weird name for an irish person
This doesn’t make sense, if she “started miscarrying” then she would indeed have miscarried. This story is devoid of useful facts. Whatever the problem with her pregnancy it seems they did not properly diagnose and treat it. The lack of facts make it impossible to make an informed thought and it’s all just conjecture.
Presumably Ireland has the same sort of inadequate medical care all socialized medicine systems provide ~ and someone forgot that antibiotics work.
Of course there is. One of the lies of the baby-killer industry is that prenatal infanticide miraculously makes extremely sick women well.
“the stories of the mother who dies as a result of an abortion”
And that’s all that needs to be said about this.
Woman dies whom pro-aborts claim would have been helped by an abortion ... massive protest; giant headlines.
Woman killed by abortion ... crickets. Amazing.
O'the hugh manatee?
"Mother and baby are doing fine." No abortion. Safe childbirth. What a concept.
” A mother is supposed to sacrifice her own life to save her child, not sacrifice her child to save herself! “
Not if the child is the cause of the threat to her life. So I don’t agree there.
So you’re saying that my aunt and my cousin should’ve just continued with their doomed tubal pregnancies until their tubes burst, killing both them AND the baby?
Well, as long as the women go down with the ship... I guess that’s the noble thing to do.
This article is as clear as mud, but it sounds as if the doctor didn’t think that pregnancy was the problem and the mom knew something was wrong.
If she had a maternal infection that went septic, it would’ve killed her without medical intervention.
If Western societies die, it clearly won’t be from an overdose of nobility.
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