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woman died after been denied an abortion

Posted by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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Well Im living in Ireland and there has been a major devastation here...I dunno if America has heard of it but the rest of Europe has heard and thinks its outragous!!

A woman was 17 weeks pregnant and went to hospital complaining of pains and was told she was having a miscarraige. She was in agony for days and her and her husband both asked continuesly for an abortion just to bring the miscarraige on faster so that the women wouldnt be in so much pain.

She was refused with the doctors and nurses claiming "this is a catholic country" therefore abortion is forbiden. she went on miscarry a few days later naturally but because she had to hold the infected fetus in her for so long she ended up dying 2 days later.

There is absolute outrage here and all accross Europe about this case and alot of protests are taking place not only in Ireland but in England too.

Iv always been pro choice and had an illegal abortion in Ireland for personal reasons and therefore know 1st hand how bad people can be here where it comes to this subject.

Have you heard about this and what are your opinions on what should happen next??

by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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Jasuzha
by Bronze Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:50 PM
They should have done something sooner. The baby was already dead or dieing and there was no way to save it. However, it was their job to do EVERYTHING in their power to help the woman. I would call what they did malpractice.
Cpop1980
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:53 PM
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Wouldn't abortion be the wrong word for that?  If they knew she was misscarrying then it's just a D/E right?

jillian9412
by on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:57 PM

im european and half my family llives in england and my cousin told me about this a couple days ago. that is horrible normally abortion would be allowed if the mothers life is in danger even in the catholic religion if the mothers life is at risk and she could end up dying then its ok.

tyfry7496
by Janet on Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:58 PM
I agree. How horrible.

Quoting Jasuzha:

They should have done something sooner. The baby was already dead or dieing and there was no way to save it. However, it was their job to do EVERYTHING in their power to help the woman. I would call what they did malpractice.
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conniejo75
by Bronze Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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If the fetus is dead already that is not an abortion. That is a medical procedure and not killing a living fetus. Ridiculous.
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LifeCafe42
by Nora on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:08 AM
I agree

Quoting Jasuzha:

They should have done something sooner. The baby was already dead or dieing and there was no way to save it. However, it was their job to do EVERYTHING in their power to help the woman. I would call what they did malpractice.
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Cpop1980
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:09 AM

That's what I thought too.  I had a missed A/B Suction D/C when I was younger because my body wasn't getting rid of a fetus with no heartbeat (though at 9 weeks I think it's still considered a zygote.)

Quoting conniejo75:

If the fetus is dead already that is not an abortion. That is a medical procedure and not killing a living fetus. Ridiculous.


conniejo75
by Bronze Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:15 AM
I have had 4.... and even at 14 week's it was D&C


Quoting Cpop1980:

That's what I thought too.  I had a missed A/B Suction D/C when I was younger because my body wasn't getting rid of a fetus with no heartbeat (though at 9 weeks I think it's still considered a zygote.)


Quoting conniejo75:

If the fetus is dead already that is not an abortion. That is a medical procedure and not killing a living fetus. Ridiculous.



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Cpop1980
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:23 AM
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Sounds like there might be more to this story.

MeeshMom
by Platinum Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:26 AM
I agree. That's insane. Did those doctors not perform and ultrasound and listen for a heartbeat?

Quoting conniejo75:

If the fetus is dead already that is not an abortion. That is a medical procedure and not killing a living fetus. Ridiculous.
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