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Ireland Probes Death of Woman 'Refused Abortion'

World  (tags: world, humanrights, europe, Abortion, women's rights )

- 2376 days ago -
DUBLIN (AFP) - Ireland's tough abortion laws came under fire on Wednesday following the death of an Indian woman who was allegedly refused a termination after doctors told her it was a Catholic country.


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Kit B (276)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:11 pm

Spain is considered the most Catholic of all countries, and there they have abortion on demand. Even religious countries can and sometimes do respect human rights.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:13 pm

A woman has to die, to prove the point? This is personal business and not the business of the government.

My heart goes out to her family.

Patrick Donovan (344)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:24 pm
Ireland has been under the boot heels of the English and the Roman Catholic Church for centuries. Each has abused the people to gather power and wealth. Neither of them gives one damn for an Irish life, woman or man. There should be another revolution to get rid of the remaining Papists in the government to give women's health rights a chance.

Khadija O (3)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:26 pm
I've been going over this for at least 2 hours and I still can't comprehend it. Now both mother and baby are gone, hope these people are chuffed at the results!

Kit B (276)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:39 pm

True Patrick, and just think of this result in the name of a human created religion. They work to dominate the mind and body of human beings, this is not the first, nor will it be the last death in the name of god.

Vicky P (476)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:44 pm
poor girl :/ how could someone let her die because they don't believe in abortion

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:44 pm
I agree Patrick and Kit

Vivien Green (153)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 3:05 pm
Noted thank you Rose.

Another reason why State and Religion should be separate. what a tragic loss of a young women's life

penny C (83)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 5:03 pm
I heard this story on the radio,heartbreaking:(

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 9:17 pm
In this day and age !

Yvonne F (181)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 2:32 am
This should not need to happen in modern times! Thanks Rose

Lynn Scanlon (57)
Friday November 16, 2012, 8:01 am
This makes me so angry and ashamed to be Irish. I have always said church and state should be separate, this tragedy proves it. A young woman has died needlessly thanks to a misogynist bunch of papist fools and decades-long political cowardice.

I have to wonder if this hasn't happened before - would the public have heard of this if the husband hadn't spoken out?

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday November 16, 2012, 12:37 pm
RIP Savita. We must keep in mind this will happen to American women if we let the republicans wreck women's rights.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday November 16, 2012, 12:38 pm
RIP Savita. We must keep in mind this will happen to American women if we let the republicans take away women's right to make their own decisions.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday November 16, 2012, 2:02 pm
Noted. No country or religion should have the power to get between a patient and doctor. This was a medical situation, not a political or religious one. Time for Ireland to make a stand to protect their citizens' healthcare.

Robert O (12)
Friday November 16, 2012, 2:56 pm
Thanks Rose.

Kathlene Lentz (30)
Friday November 16, 2012, 5:04 pm
This should not have happened. If Ireland is such a Catholic "Christian" country, they should also be a morally responsible country. The way that this woman was treated does not reflect any morality whatsoever. Instead, it shows a stubborn refusal to help someone who is in grave danger simply because they don't have to help.

Linda h (86)
Friday November 16, 2012, 9:40 pm
All these days later and no pro forced birthers to be seen explaining what happened here. Not a peep and yet it is what so many people just voted to allow in this country. Look at the Republican party platform..

Anthony Hilbert (6)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 2:31 am
Ireland has been under the boot heels of the English and the Roman Catholic Church for centuries.
Patrick, you do realise Ireland has been an independent nation for a hundred years?

. (0)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 2:48 am
The Republic of Ireland is a Catholic country. While you are there, you follow the law, not make demands because you are not a Christian. Outsiders should have no say. Why didn't she go to England?

Pamela C (75)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 10:18 pm
This isn't a matter of religious belief or of the law. It is control over another human being taken to a terrible level and it is time to take back what should never have been taken away.

m nielsen (1)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 8:14 pm
How long are we going to allow religions to practice medicine?
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