Really, the Catholic Church’s message about women is “let them die”

In the US, the Catholic hierarchy was willing to let a woman die instead of allowing an abortion. Luckily the nun who was the administrator at the hospital decided it was ok to allow the abortion–she, of course, was excommunicated. In Ireland, no one was willing to step forward and a woman died (via here via here, also see here):

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.

Now remember that Republicans in the US want to ban all abortions.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CitySnacks
    Nov 14, 2012 @ 19:36:56

    The story of Savita just makes me raging mad. So senseless.


  2. Santosh Mudiraj
    Nov 15, 2012 @ 12:52:38

    Apparently, trying to save her life would have been an interference with God’s plan for her.. Its sad and infuriating to see doctors letting this happen.


    • fredtopeka
      Nov 15, 2012 @ 13:06:27

      Yes it is God’s decision as to who dies–which means Catholics shouldn’t use doctors at all. Somehow that’s not very widely believed (although there are those Christian ‘Scientists’).


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