Ireland legislates for abortion tonight
(07-12-2013, 10:52 AM)FleetingShadow Wrote:
(07-12-2013, 08:20 AM)francisco Wrote: There was a recent case in Ireland which made the news when an Indian expatriate worker who was pregnant and had complications died allegedly after having been refused an abortion. Was this also a fuse lit by the pro abortion lobby?.

Only partially. This was on the way long before the case you're talking about. You're referring to the case of Savita Halapannavar in Galway. She died in the course of her miscarriage due to undiagnosed blood poisoning. However, several days before her death, she asked for a termination of the pregnancy but was refused. It would have been perfectly legal to terminate the pregnancy under current law if doctors knew there was a threat to her life. But, like I said, they didn't read the warning signs of septicaemia, which is apparently very rare in pregnancy.

But the roots of all this are in a European Court ruling that Ireland needed to clarify how a woman would be entitled to access an abortion under the X case ruling. The coalition government of Fine Gael (conservative) and Labour (social democratic) commissioned a report on how to respond to the European court judgement. On the week of its publication, The Irish Times newspaper, which has been pushing the abortion agenda untiringly, 'broke' the story of Savita's death with a front page headline: 'Woman 'denied a termination' dies in hospital.' You needed to get quite deep into the article before realising that she died because the medical staff failed to diagnose her properly. Leaked emails later showed that pro-choice groups had been planning a campaign prior to the breaking of the story. Within hours there were protesters outside Leinster House (parliament buildings) with pictures of Savita.

Also - as junior coalition partner, the Labour Party is stuck imposing fiscal austerity measures it profoundly disagrees with and sees secularisation as an area in which it can actually achieve something while in government.

So yes the Galway miscarriage tragedy has been skilfully exploited to add momentum to the pro-abort campaign. But this was coming down the tracks beforehand.

Thanks for this. In India there was even a report that said she was refused an abortion because Ireland is a Catholic country! Enemies of the Church everywhere are having a field day!

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