To: ksen; No Socialist
Ksen, your reference to Savita is not wellfounded on facts. There is nothing either in Irish law nor in Catholic morality which would have prevented these doctors in Galway treating this woman appropriately. Although abortion is not a cure for septicemia (!), nothing would have them from removing the body of a miscarried baby. I am astounded that they didn't do a simple blood test and put her on an antibiotic drip from Day One, which is how you're supposed
to treat septicemia.
But then, all persons resident in Ireland are entitled to receive health care through the public health care system, which is managed by the Health Service Executive and funded by general taxation. It's, sadly, not at all surprising that they declined to treat her on her first visit. Such under-treatment is all to common with this kind of system. Savita was a victim of medical malpractice, not ethics.
posted on 11/20/2012 3:33:43 PM PST
by Mrs. Don-o
(Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.)
To: Mrs. Don-o; ksen; No Socialist
Savita is just the latest victim of the poor quality care inherent to socialized medicine.
posted on 11/20/2012 3:55:23 PM PST
(Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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