Savita Halappanavar death tragic but abortion doesn't save women's lives
24 November 2012
The full details of how Ms Halappanavar died are not yet known
The death of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland is tragic but does not justify allowing abortion, says SPUC.
SPUC was responding to claims that Mrs Halappanavar's death was due to a hospital's refusal to abort her unborn child by inducing labour. According to reports, Mrs Halappanavar was 17 weeks pregnant when she came to the hospital in Galway.
She miscarried and later died from septicaemia. The case is currently subject to investigations.
Paul Tully, SPUC's general secretary, commented: "The full details of this case are not yet known, so we must await the investigations which have been launched before we can make definitive comments. What we do know is that miscarriage and infection can be managed by proper medical treatment.
"Abortion is not medicine - it does not treat or cure any pathology." [SPUC, 14 November]
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- Report from latest pro-life vigil in Stratford [SPUC youth blog, 15 November]
- Pro-abortion campaigner is new head of Girl Guides [Mail, 15 November]
- Why would we want to 'cure' our daughter's Down's Syndrome when we love her just the way she is? [Mail, 22 November]
- Fatwa/Islamic ruling is issued on presumed consent organ donation legislation in Wales [John Smeaton, 17 November]
- Church of England says no to "mercy killing" [Anglican Ink, 16 November]
- European Parliament approves pro-life health commissioner [European Dignity Watch, 23 November]
- A close look at the BBC exposes its inbuilt bias against the pro-life message [John Smeaton, 21 November]
- Birmingham: pilgrims venerate Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa [ICN, 16 November]
- Pro-life analysis of US presidential election reveals need for Church support [John Smeaton, 13 November]
- The Life and Crimes of Margaret Sanger IV: Eugenics and Race [SPUC youth blog, 13 November]
- Obama's re-election is tragic, but failure to preach the Gospel of Life is worse [John Smeaton, 8 November]