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The Irish Interdependent editorial responds to Pro-Abortion activism over Savita Halappanavar’s death

November 16, 2012

In an editorial called “Ireland is safe, despite the propaganda” the Independent newspaper in Ireland has offered an excellent and informative alternative view to consider.


Indeed, we are conditioned to believe that laws against abortion are the result of irrational dogmas that are placing women’s lives at risk.

Thus we now think that if only we were more like our more ‘rational’ next-door neighbour, Britain, Savita Halappanavar would be alive today.

In fact, it is impossible to know that, and certainly not before the completion of the investigation into her death.

In the meantime, what we do know is that the Irish maternal death rate is one of the very lowest in the world at roughly three women per 100,000. The British figure is four times higher at 12 per 100,000 and the US figure is eight times higher at 24 per 100,000.

How is it that Ireland without abortion is so much safer for pregnant women than Britain and America, which both have highly liberal abortion laws?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 19, 2012 8:49 am

    My thoughts on Abortion in relation to “Christians”?

    Can any of them imagine the Blessed Virgin Mary choosing to abort Jesus?

    Or St Elizabeth choosing to abort St John the Baptist?

    My thought when I was a practicing Catholic?

    What does God think of abortion?


    • November 19, 2012 1:23 pm

      Thank for comments.

      I think you response is significant for nation like Ireland.
      I also think that certain activists are exploiting the woman’s death long before the cause of death has been revealed. They have their own agenda’s and being reasonable does not appear to be one of them.


  2. November 27, 2012 12:16 am

    Accused paedophile on 252 charges sipping tea in Sri Lanka

    November 26, 2012

    Paul Bibby, Rory Callinan and Martin Van Beynen

    A FORMER Catholic brother charged five months ago with hundreds of counts of sexual abuse against children and young adults is living on a tea plantation in Sri Lanka because the authorities dragged their feet in extraditing him to Australia.

    Read more:


    • November 27, 2012 3:01 pm

      Thanks for you comments.

      I am not sure what your response has to do with my post. However I will take it as a random comment.


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