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    Dr Rhona Mahony, Master of the National Maternity Hospital addressed the Join Committee On Health and Children’s hearing on the Expert Group report on the need for abortion legislation yesterday .

    This is what she told them:

    And, in fact, if we look back at maternal deaths, this country recently produced a report into maternal deaths in Ireland between the years 2009 and 2011. There was six deaths arising directly from pregnancy complications but, double that number, 13 deaths, arising in women who had pre-existing medical disease. Five of these women had pre-existing cardiovascular disease, two of these women died of suicide, two of these women died of flu and a variety of other medical causes, including liver disease and lung disease.
    So of 19 women who died during pregnancy in Ireland between 2009 and 2011, 2 died by suicide. That is 10%.

    I thought the religious lobby told us this never happened.

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    Very misleading OP.

    "He said the incidence of suicide in pregnancy would be around one in half a million."

    http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=21531
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    At 12 weeks the “clump of cells” toes curl, her mouth makes sucking movements, she has a human face and if you prod the tummy she will move in response

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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    Very misleading OP.
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Why?
    Ireland continues to be one of the safest countries in the World to be pregnant.
    At 12 weeks the “clump of cells” toes curl, her mouth makes sucking movements, she has a human face and if you prod the tummy she will move in response

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    You'd swear this government were serious about suicide......and they are when it suits them.

    I think I remember somebody in the mental health secto say recently that they are continually cutting funding to mental health programs. More hypocrisy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    Very misleading OP.

    "He said the incidence of suicide in pregnancy would be around one in half a million."

    Master slams abortion suicide risk claims - irishhealth.com
    Well I am not surprised, the abortion lobby have been at the urban mythology since day 1. In the UK it's women dying from the 'backstreet abortion' when in fact the number of fatalities from 'backstreet abortions' was in freefall in the 1960's following the development of modern antibiotics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    Ireland continues to be one of the safest countries in the World to be pregnant.
    Ah sure if we're near the top, we might as well just feckin' stop. Suicides? Nah...let's just blindfold ourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    Very misleading OP.

    "He said the incidence of suicide in pregnancy would be around one in half a million."

    Master slams abortion suicide risk claims - irishhealth.com
    "He" is Dr Coulter Smith, a different person from that quoted in the OP. 1/500,000 is clearly very different from what Dr Mahony said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    Ireland continues to be one of the safest countries in the World to be pregnant.
    Tell that to a local girl I know who lost her perfectly healthy baby in a north western hospital recently because they let the labour go on for too long, baby got in to distress and was delivered dead - because they faffed for too long and didn't take action. There was no need for it to happen. Stuff like that happens all the time in Ireland but it's swept under the carpet.

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    That's less than one person a year and there is no evidence that either of these two women would have sought an abortion. Indeed the fact that they could get an abortion in the UK suggests that that they would not.

    This is further proof that there should be no legislation to use suicide as an excuse to kill the unborn.
    Thank you for the six thousand likes.

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