in 1992, a suicidal 14-year-old rape victim (publicly identified only as "X") was forbidden by the attorney general in Ireland to travel to Britain for an abortion, an order her parents appealed. As a result, the Irish Supreme Court ruled to permit abortion whenever a woman's life was at risk. However, the ruling has since been caught up in a legal quagmire and has yet to be decisively legislated. In 2010, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Ireland must clarify the terms under which abortion is legal, something the Irish government has repeatedly put off.
I believe I said many times, I belive in saving whatever life you can. If they are both doomed to die, you save the one you can.
However, the conversation keeps going to the 'religion' in Ireland, which did not allow it, but it is a LAW that is on the books, that prevented the hospital from doing it.
Could it perhaps be a problem of the GOVERNMENT telling too many people what it can, and cannot do? If there wasn't a LAW against someone building a non-Catholic hospital, someone could start construction tomorrow.
That is why, in the USA, I think we should keep the Church out of government, and government out of the Church. However, we are starting to get government encroaching on the Church, which is just as bad, as the other way around.
So is it just 'perception' of what drives which?
Why is there a law in Ireland that prevents acceptable medical care because there is still a fetal heartbeat? Ireland is a very CAtholic country so do you suppose it was the wishes of the Hindus or atheists that creatd this law which prevented the timely care?
What came first the religious 'belief' or the law?
It would make no difference if it was a Catholic hospital or not it was the law that became the problem.
Or may be the doctors made a mistake.
Yes the doctors made a mistake by following the law and not aborting the fetus quickly enough to prevent infection which killed the woman.
Except the law says the child can be aborted to save the life of the mother. There is at least one doctor that says killing the child would not have helped the mother.
1 doctor said it would be bad to remove the fetus that was aborting and causing the infection.
Do not think I would choose that one for my doctor.
As for the law allowing an abortion in Ireland read this article, just an opinion piece but she sounds like she knows the situation. A law that allows something has to have the ability to be carried out to say it is usefull.