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Comment #745516 by joe traynor

joe traynor Nov 22nd 2012, 12:36 AM #

This was a tragic incident and I think there should be an investigation, but before we rush to judgement it’s worth noting that Ireland has one of the lowest maternal death rates in the world,
Half that of the UK which has abortion.

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Praveen Halappanavar: "I still can't believe that she's not with us"

Praveen Halappanavar: "I still can't believe that she's not with us"

The husband of Savita Halappanavar told Prime Time tonight that he has no confidence in the HSE and wants a public, government-funded investigation into her death.

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    Favourite Kerry Blake
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    Nov 22nd 2012, 12:45 AM

    Savita died in Ireland so what’s your point?

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    Favourite Joe Traynor
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    Nov 22nd 2012, 1:09 AM

    How is this point not clear Kerry, a woman is twice as likely to Die during childbirth in the UK.
    Yes we all know This death happened in Ireland , my point is that this is very rare 6 in 100,000 in Ireland.
    It is not likely having abortion available in Ireland will make this rate lower as they have a higher rate of deaths in the UK where abortion is available.

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    Favourite M Bowe
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    Nov 22nd 2012, 1:26 AM

    Termination and births are completely different. And if the neo natal and post natal care in Ireland is superior to that of UK. Then the thousands forced to travel to Uk each yr for terminations deserve that superior care at home.

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    Favourite Kerry Blake
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    Nov 22nd 2012, 1:37 AM

    Again I ask what’s your point we are talking about someone who died in Ireland allegedly according to her husband because there was a heart beat and so for a non viable foetus or baby if you prefer no termination / abortion was performed and the mother died. I really fail to see what figures or statics from other countries have to do with Ireland. BTW according to the “pro life” people this should not have happened. So why are the objecting to legislation to ensure it never happens again?

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    Favourite Irene Kavanagh
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    Nov 22nd 2012, 1:25 PM

    @kerry. Apologies but I ‘thumbs-downed’ your comment when I intended to ‘thumbs up’. Anyway, well said. I would also like to add, there are many women who have come forward to irish media/press in the wake of the savita trajedy recounting the suffering they endured because they were not offered best mecical care in their case-specifically as a result of being refused termination. They do not go down on official records because they did not die- but suffered greatly nonetheless.

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