Daily Prompt: IMHO

Indian woman refused abortion in Ireland, dies

In my humble opinion, I think it is time to stop shouting, and start praying to whomever we individually chose to believe in, for the family of Savita Halappanavar

Image with thanks from the lovely cauldronsandbroomsticks.wordpress.com

Please remember white is the Hindu colour for mourning if you can, please wear white, to vigils/marches/protests.

The Times of India View

The debate in the Western world on abortion is often portrayed as one between the ‘pro-life’ and ‘pro-choice’ camps. As this case should illustrate to those who view an anti-abortion position as pro-life, that can often be a dangerously misplaced notion. In this specific case, it appears clear that the yet-to-be-born child’s life was doomed whether or not an abortion had taken place. The mother’s life, on the other hand, could have been saved had the abortion been done. The ban on abortion therefore ended up taking a life that need not have been lost. How does that square with viewing the ban as pro-life?

Protesters outside the Dáil over the death of Savita Halappanavar. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

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2 Responses to Daily Prompt: IMHO

  1. Al says:

    I’ve said enough about this. It’s so, so sad.

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