"This is a Catholic Country - we cannot terminate because the fetus is still alive". According to her husband, these were the words uttered to Savita Halappanavar by a doctor in the University Hospital Galway, Ireland in 2012.
Savita requested an abortion as it was clear early on that a miscarriage was inevitable and the pain that she was suffering was unbearable. The miscarriage took seven days to unfold. She eventually died of septicemia. Many medical professionals have stated that if an abortion was legally available, Savita would still be alive.
Albeit a very rare case, this tragic case alone is enough to highlight how Ireland is still living in the Dark Ages. The Catholic Church's influence across the entire nation needs to be brought to the grave once and for all. And there it shall remain.
For all women living in Ireland, past, present & future - please vote yes this Friday the 25th of May.
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