Woman dies when she's refused a medical abortion.

Kimberlee - posted on 11/14/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I just wanted to share this article about an Ireland woman .It's horrible.. and as a women in the US it's just about unimaginable to me .









Savita Halappanavar (31), a dentist, presented with back pain at the hospital on October 21st, was found to be miscarrying, and died of septicaemia a week later.



Her husband, Praveen Halappanavar (34), an engineer at Boston Scientific in Galway, says she asked several times over a three-day period that the pregnancy be terminated. He says that, having been told she was miscarrying, and after one day in severe pain, Ms Halappanavar asked for a medical termination.



This was refused, he says, because the foetal heartbeat was still present and they were told, “this is a Catholic country”.



She spent a further 2½ days “in agony” until the foetal heartbeat stopped.



Intensive care



The dead foetus was removed and Savita was taken to the high dependency unit and then the intensive care unit, where she died of septicaemia on the 28th.



An autopsy carried out by Dr Grace Callagy two days later found she died of septicaemia “documented ante-mortem” and E.coli ESBL.







more Info @ - http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/fron...

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Kimberlee - posted on 11/14/2012

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It really is. I can't imagine the fear her and her husband felt leading up to her death. It's absolutely inexcusable in my opinion that they chose a fetus with no chance at life over a woman's life. Disgusting.

Michelle1544 - posted on 11/14/2012

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I saw this on FB and was just so outraged !! It's almost beyond comprehension that a dying fetus has MORE rights then the women carrying it.

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