Hopefully, the tragedy of Savita will, at least, finally spur the Irish government to issue clearer guidelines that the life of the pregnant woman must be privileged over that of her fetus. But if the thousands demonstrating reflect changes already underway in Irish society—including a growing dissatisfaction with the Catholic Church’s influence—perhaps some day Savita Halappanavar will be remembered as the woman whose death was a turning point in the long struggle for the legalization of abortion in Ireland.
Recent press about the death of Savita Halappanavar, admitted to a hospital in Ireland with medical complications in a 17 week pregnancy, is a grim reminder about the impact of abortion restrictions on women’s lives.
The senate moves even further in trying to make an abortion as inaccessible and shameful as they can.
Oklahoma is one step from passing a mostly redundant heartbeat law and Louisiana is considering a bill to require women listen to embryonic or fetal heartbeats.
I strongly urge the Ohio Senate to oppose the “heartbeat bill.” Lawmakers do not belong in the consultation room with me and my patients.
After nearly 40 years working in the abortion field, I can see that the situation is hopeless. I admit it. Personhood begins at ejaculation!