Thursday, 15 November 2012

Savita Without Mercy

In good faith they murdered Savita

Betrayed in her hour of need
To the halls of knowledge and wisdom
Gave her trust and was left there to bleed

She suffered much anguish and pain
For a faith which she had no belief
Ignoring her rights and her pleadings
To die powerless no mercy no relief

Shame on the government bystanders
who gave way to the doctrinaire rule
squandering human rights of its women
unworthy inhuman so cruel

For Ireland and all women
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From the Guardian
Then she died. She died of septicaemia and E Coli. She died after three and a half days of excruciating pain. She died after repeatedly begging for an end to the pregnancy that was poisoning her. Her death would have been avoided if she had been given an abortion when she asked for it – when it was clear she was miscarrying, and that non-intervention would put her at risk. But the foetus, which had no chance of survival, still had a heartbeat. Its right to life quite literally trumped hers. US politicians and "pro-life" advocates like Joe Walsh will tell you that there are no circumstances under which women need abortions to avoid death or injury. The Republican platform doesn't include an exception for medically necessary abortion. And the Republican party is trying to put laws similar to those in Ireland on the books in the United States – laws that would allow emergency room doctors to refuse to perform abortions, even in cases where the pregnant woman's life or health depends on terminating the pregnancy.

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