1. The tragic death of Savita Halappanavar Savita, a 31-year-old dentist living in Galway, was seventeen weeks pregnant when she went to University Hospital with back pain on Sunday 21 October. Doctors found that she was miscarrying, and that the foetus could not survive. However, they refused to remove the foetus because it still had a heartbeat. Savita spent three days in pain, sometimes agony, as the hospital ignored her repeated requests for a medical termination. Her husband, 34 year-old engineer Praveen Halappanavar, says they were told that the reason was that “This is a Catholic country.” (via Michael Nugent)

    The tragic death of Savita Halappanavar Savita, a 31-year-old dentist living in Galway, was seventeen weeks pregnant when she went to University Hospital with back pain on Sunday 21 October. Doctors found that she was miscarrying, and that the foetus could not survive. However, they refused to remove the foetus because it still had a heartbeat.

    Savita spent three days in pain, sometimes agony, as the hospital ignored her repeated requests for a medical termination. Her husband, 34 year-old engineer Praveen Halappanavar, says they were told that the reason was that “This is a Catholic country.” (via Michael Nugent)

    1. occono reblogged this from berezina
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      Shame on Ireland’s Catholic Bishops and our cowardly politicians. They could have protected the life of 31-year-old...
    3. morganas3ravens reblogged this from megatrontheperv and added:
      I’m pretty sure that can be filed under either malpractice or discrimination… Either way, if the husband took them to...
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      What the fuck, seriously? I can’t believe people are this dumb.
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      Ashamed of Ireland right now. Make sure this situation never happens again:...
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    13. silversurf4 said: That doesn’t even make sense. So two people died….how does that make things better? Appalling…
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    15. theresalighton reblogged this from travors and added:
      Truly horrendous.
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