WAS THE DEATH OF SAVITA HALAPPANAVAR SOCIETAL MANSLAUGHTER ?
SAVITA HALAPPANAVAR (31) was allowed to die at GALWAY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, IRELAND by the doctors caring for her because the Irish Parliament, The Dail, has failed for 20 years to introduce legislation suggested by the Supreme Court in Ireland.
Savita was in the process of having a miscarriage but because the doctors detected a heartbeat from the foetus she was refused a termination for days and allowed to die.
At one point some ignoramous in the hospital actually told her that she was in a "Catholic country".
She may have been in a "Catholic country" but obviously she was not in a Christian country nor even a rational and humane country!
I am not pro abortion. In fact in most cases I am anti abortion.
Abortion can never, in my opinion, be called a "GOOD THING"
At the very best abortion is THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS.
But when you are faced with a decision between the life of the mother and the life of the unborn child the rational - and even the moral thing - is to save the life of the mother. This is especially true in cases like Savita's where there was no way the baby could be saved anyway.
The Irish Supreme Court paved the way 20 years ago for the Irish Legislature to legislate for exactly the situation that Savita and her husband found themselves in.
But unprincipled, fearful and fundamentalist politicians have refused for 20 years to bring is such legislation. Many of the members of parliament are afraid of being criticized by the Roman Catholic Hierarchy and of losing votes if they legislate. Many of them are also brainwashed Roman Catholics who wouldn't know an ethic or a moral principle if it slapped them in the face.
Maybe something will be done now that a woman has died ?
The truth is that as a result of Savita's tragic death Irish politicians, Irish medics, Irish churchmen and Irish citizens have blood on their hands.
In many ways Savita's death was a case of societal manslaughter.
If these Irish morons think that when they die their God will reward them for letting a woman die to defend their so called faith they have a nasty surprise ahead of them.
God does not and will not reward those cowardly so called DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH who let innocent women's hearts stop beating so that we might all continue to serve the Panting Heart of Rome.
Bishop Pat Buckley