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    An Chuileog An Chuileog is offline
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    An abortion would not have saved the life of Savita Halappanavar

    An abortion would not have saved the life of Savita Halappanavar. Not one of the three official investigations into her death came to the conclusion that abortion was the appropriate treatment for her infection. Her death was disgracefully used as a political football which created much hysteria, thereby putting the lives of women at further risk through failure to contemplate what actually happened and take the appropriate steps to reduce the risk of such cases happening again.

    Six women die in the UK on average every year from direct or genital tract sepsis. This happens despite abortion being available on demand and it is not used by British medics to try and save the lives of these women. Why? Because abortion is not the appropriate treatment for an infection. Even if the baby was aborted, the infection would remain and if it was a “super bug” like the one which infected Savita’s womb, the outcome would have been the same.

    In 2013, 11 senior medics took the trouble to publically criticise Dr. Boylan for his opinion which is not based on medical science, medical knowledge or indeed plain old fashioned reason. “it is impossible for Dr. Boylan, or for any doctor, to predict with certainty the clinical course and outcome in the case of Savita Halappanavar where sepsis arose from the virulent and multi drug-resistant organism, E.coli ESBL.”

    “Ireland’s maternal health record is one of the best in the world in terms of our low rate of maternal death (including Galway hospital). The case in Galway was one of the worst cases of sepsis ever experienced in that hospital, and the diagnosis of ESBL septicaemia was almost unprecedented amongst Irish maternity units.”


    Is the current tidal wave of ignorance afflicting the country due to decades of poor educational standards or is it that the Irish are just no good at using science, reason or logic, preferring to still believe in fairy tales.



    Ref: https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/l...uest-1.1378062



    (Note: posting now that the shouting is almost over and not wanting to be accused of trying to influence anybody’s vote its time that the Irish faced reality and this disgraceful behaviour is put to an end.)
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    Sync Sync is offline
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    There's multiple threads on this. It's boring. Stop being boring.
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    The Eagle of the Ninth The Eagle of the Ninth is offline
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    The Polls are closing. Have a drink and get into a fight, OP.
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    "An abortion would not have saved the life of Savita Halappanavar"

    We can admit that now that the referendum is over.
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    Stop with all these threads they are already identical to existing ones whatever you have to say can go into those.
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    An Chuileog An Chuileog is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    There's multiple threads on this. It's boring. Stop being boring.

    It's great that you think that the disgraceful use of a tragic death is boring. Such deaths are commonplace in America so you must be used to them. Just because you are bored by such events does not mean that peole haven't got the right to try and save these women.
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    Fair dues to the OP.

    It’s good to know, in this age of change and turmoil, that the old Irish tradition of playing the match over and over after the final whistle isn’t dead yet.
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    Anyway the votes have already been cast its simply a case of crying over spilt milk.
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    An Chuileog An Chuileog is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by razorblade View Post
    Anyway the votes have already been cast its simply a case of crying over spilt milk.
    No it's not. It's important now that the vote is over that Irish ignorance is brought to an end once and for all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by An Chuileog View Post
    It's great that you think that the disgraceful use of a tragic death is boring. Such deaths are commonplace in America so you must be used to them. Just because you are bored by such events does not mean that peole haven't got the right to try and save these women.
    It also doesn't give you the right to open yet another thread on a public forum which already has multiple threads and literally hundreds of posts on the exact same subject.

    And (it seems) for the 45,000th time, the deceased lady requested an abortion due to her condition and was refused one because the legal position was perceived as not permitting it. And her family have publicly called for a YES vote because of their experience. Though I'm sure you don't concern yourself with such trivia.
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