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post #6 of (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 2012, 10:11 PM
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Re: Woman in Ireland dies of septicaemia after being denied an abortion

I read a Huffington Post article that said that the people rejected two referenda to allow for life saving terminations but actually what was rejected (TWICE!) were anti-abortion proposals. The people voted in favour of the 1992 supreme court ruling allowing abortions when a woman's life is at risk. This is not the only time an Irish government has held a referendum a second time because the results were contentious or difficult to enact. There should be uproar when any government tries to pull this shite! We're too apathetic in Ireland. It has taken a death for us to really try to force this issue...but force it, we will!! People (or at least people in my demographic) are outraged.

In the end, although lives may be saved in the future, it's all too little too late for poor Savita.

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