In a stunning interview on RTE's Marian Finucane program this morning, Breda O’Brien, a patron of Iona Institute explained that in her view, doctors involved in Savita's care should have aborted the pregnancy on the basis of an elevated white cell count alone.
Essentially, the Iona Institute says that the a threat to the health of the mother, not her life, should be enough reason to abort a fetus.
This is a truly stunning development in conservative catholic thinking, and puts them at odds with the doctors organisation IMO (Doctors reject abortion motions at IMO conference - RTÉ News) which is against considering the health of women patients.
The interview can be heard here: (Listen to RTE)
Transcript is here: Transcript (Important bit is at the end).