This is a sad case of a woman denied an abortion in Ireland, where their abortion laws are so out of date with human rights.
The lady, Savita Halappanavar (31), a dentist, was seventeen weeks pregnant but had bad back pain so she went to hospital, were they found she was fully dilated and the waters broke, which meant the baby would not live.
But the doctors said under the law they could do nothing as it was a Catholic country, they did nothing and she died.
Full story at the Irish Times
After asking for an abortion, the doctor said, because the fetal heartbeat was still present and they were told, “this is a Catholic country”.
On the Tuesday morning, the ward rounds and the same discussion. The consultant said it was the law, that this is a Catholic country. Savita [a Hindu] said: ‘I am neither Irish nor Catholic’ but they said there was nothing they could do.
That evening she developed shakes and shivering and she was vomiting. She went to use the toilet and she collapsed. There were big alarms and a doctor took bloods and started her on antibiotics.
She spent a further 2½ days “in agony” until the fetal heartbeat stopped.
The dead fetus was removed and Savita was taken to the high dependency unit and then the intensive care unit, She stayed stable on Friday but by 7pm on Saturday they said her heart, kidneys and liver weren’t functioning.
She was very critically ill and she died of septicemia on the 28th.
How many more have to die or go abroad or a back street clinic for an abortion. Ireland may have a government but its the Catholic church who are in charge.