Woman gets admitted to hospital with severe back pain. Pregnancy is determined to miscarriage soon. Woman asks for abortion. Hospital refuses as there is still a heartbeat and it's a "Catholic Country". Agony for days. Finally miscarries. Too late--god gifted an infection that would kill the young woman. Thank you, Jesus.
“Again on Tuesday morning, the ward rounds and the same discussion. The consultant said it was the law, that this is a Catholic country. Savita [a Hindu] said: ‘I am neither Irish nor Catholic’ but they said there was nothing they could do.
“That evening she developed shakes and shivering and she was vomiting. She went to use the toilet and she collapsed. There were big alarms and a doctor took bloods and started her on antibiotics.
“The next morning I said she was so sick and asked again that they just end it, but they said they couldn’t.”
At lunchtime the foetal heart had stopped and Ms Halappanavar was brought to theatre to have the womb contents removed. “When she came out she was talking okay but she was very sick. That’s the last time I spoke to her.”
What's important, though, is that while the diagnosed nonviable pregnancy persisted, the demise of the nonviable fetus, which was soon cease to be, wasn't hastened. That fetus got 2 more days. That's definitely worth the life of the mother. Makes perfect sense.
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”