Irish murder

Friday, November 16th, 2012 · 6 Comments »
Savita Halappanavar, an aquarium who thought she was a person, and whose life was less important than that of the nonviable fetus inside her uterus.

Savita Halappanavar, an aquarium who thought she was a person, and whose life was less important than that of the nonviable fetus inside her uterus.

I haven’t written about the death-by-Catholicism of Savita Halappanavar, because it makes me so angry my typing fingers curl into knots. I’m not really going to write about it now, either, except to post a couple of links that sum up my attitude.

From the India Times: Ireland Murders Pregnant Indian Dentist. Pretty much.

And from Jodi Jacobson at RH Reality Check:

Last month, a woman was admitted to a hospital in Galway, Ireland. She was 17 weeks pregnant with a wanted child. She was experiencing severe back pain. She was found to be miscarrying the pregnancy.

Within days, she was dead.

Why? Because she ended up in a Catholic hospital, governed by an ethic that even a non-viable fetus doomed to die is more important than a living, breathing 31-year-old woman.

It really is that simple.

Yes, it is.

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6 Responses to “Irish murder”

  1. Ugsome says:

    I hope this turns into a diplomatic incident.

  2. quixote says:

    A fetus is more important than a woman. It really is that simple. And it can’t be said enough.

  3. Branjor says:

    There really is nothing more to say. It is just that simple. Bastards.

  4. JeanLouise says:

    I think every person in the world who cares about reproductive justice should carry that picture of Savita and that short description of how she was murdered and pull it out whenever someone says that they’re “pro-life.”.

  5. SophieCT says:

    What JeanLouise said.

  6. Branjor says:

    I second what JeanLouise said.
    Anyway, just looking at Savita’s picture breaks my heart.