17-week pregnant woman dies in Irish hospital after doctors refuse termination | Irish News and Politics spanning the US, Ireland and the World | IrishCentral
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Savita Halappanavar (31), an Indian native and dentist in Galway, died of septic shock a week after being admitted, the Irish Times has revealed.
Her husband, Praveen Halappanavar (34), who is an engineer at Boston Scientific in Galway, says his wife asked several times for her pregnancy to be terminated but was refused because the foetal heartbeat was present and they were told “this is a Catholic country.”
He said she spent two and half days in agony until the heartbeat stopped.
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There’s a lot of opinion floating around.
I’m no theologian and I have the D’s to prove it.
But I remember something about “saving the life of the mother” as morally acceptable. She has a right life too. It’s a disaster. A tragedy. A moral no-win situation.
Sounds like some one made a terrible call. Maybe an honest mistake.
I’d be interested in hearing from someone on this one.
After all I am just fat old white guy injineer.
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