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A Death that should have been prevented.

As I read the news yesterday, I felt as if there was a stone in my stomach. Not that it was something new or gruesome. But that it was preventable in a first world country with access to superior medical care. Not a lack of sanitary conditions. Not a lack of transportation. Not a lack of doctors.

A lack of common sense and maybe a little soul.

Yes, to take the life of an unborn child is a loss no one should have to bear. But because of religious claims, TWO precious lives were lost. The mother died of sepsis, which could have been prevented. Shameful.

So I ask you, those who hold to such beliefs: Yes, God is a God of Life. He is also a God of Grace. Where is your grace? Where is your courage to step outside your box? We are not only one less good soul on this earth, now we have lost two.

Let us come together to bring about change, so that women, and the willing doctors who treat them, can make their own decisions based on the medical information at hand that is best for them. Let not one more woman lose her life due to the of withholding readily available care.


Sharontina's picture


Absolutely true - a lack of common sense and soul. What have they gained after all?

Shame on them, an unbearable act claiming two innocent lives.


Merlin Sharontina

Mukut's picture

Agree Michelle

Yes Michelle, it is a pity that two precious lives were lost. Yesterday, i watched a debate on a leading news channel of my country where feminists and activists argued that the fetus was already declared dead by doctors but still they refused ( could not) to save the mother's life.How shameful.

What is worse is that she kept pleading the doctors that she was not Irish and neither Catholic but all in vain.

It will be heartening to know that Feminists India ( a group i am part of ) is drafting a letter to send to the Irish authorities questioning them of their negligence and seeking an answer. I have already pledged and signed the draft.

Hopefully, it will improve the situation and in future better sense would prevail.

Thank you for sharing this.


Mukut Ray

Cali gal Michelle's picture

Good Action!

I am so glad to hear that Feminists India is sending a letter. I feel like a hospital should be run as a sanctuary- where all beliefs are respected, and no one belief is held above others. A person should be seen as a person, and their beliefs respected. Even if the situation were reversed.

Anyway, I could go on but I won't.

Thank you for taking action!

Let us Hope together-
aka: Cali gal


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