?

Log in

No account? Create an account
 
 
14 November 2012 @ 02:20 am
 
So depressed and angry about the woman in Galway being left without an abortion when it probably would have saved her life.
I'll add links tomorrow for those who don't know what I'm talking about ,but it'll be front pages of the Irish Times and Indo.
 
 
Current Mood: morosemorose
 
 
 
lazy_hoor: Paulie Walnutslazy_hoor on November 14th, 2012 10:27 am (UTC)
Furious. Can't articulate how awful this is.
a very caring potatomollydot on November 14th, 2012 06:14 pm (UTC)
Me neither. 20 fucking years we've been waiting for legislation.
eatinhellison on November 14th, 2012 01:14 pm (UTC)
Your links on twitter were v helpful in reading up on it this morning. The whole thing is horrendous, and she can't have been the first to have died - certainly (listening to today fm this morning) not the first to have gone through this.
For a hospital to let this happen, for a supposedly civilised state to be so careless - and uncaring - about the life and health of its women is staggering.
a very caring potatomollydot on November 14th, 2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
Your links on twitter were v helpful in reading up on it this morning.
I'm glad. Afraid I'm over doing it, but I keep thinking "This needs to be heard. That needs to be heard".

Haven't got myself together yet to consolidate links for livejournal.
Blink: Dry feetunblinkered on November 14th, 2012 04:07 pm (UTC)
Absolutely raging. We've been at this for twenty fucking years.
a very caring potatomollydot on November 14th, 2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
And the bloody pro-lifers still claiming abortion wouldn't have been necessary. Either because they don't count it as abortion if it's a case they're ok with, or because they're conspiracy theorising about it happening at all.
a very caring potatomollydot on November 14th, 2012 06:17 pm (UTC)
Not to mention Fianna Failers blaming this government. Who the hell was in power for most of the last twenty years?
being_herebeing_here on November 14th, 2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
I agree with everything the others have said. This is vile.
a very caring potatomollydot on November 14th, 2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
Absolutely.
a very caring potatomollydot on November 14th, 2012 06:17 pm (UTC)
I'm too angry to use my angry icon.
peadarogpeadarog on November 14th, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
Very sad to hear this today. Now it's all over the world. Political cowardice at its worst :(
a very caring potatomollydot on November 14th, 2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah. A number of people have said that they wondered before if it would take a death to make them move on it.
m_nivalis: Disturbingm_nivalis on November 14th, 2012 08:20 pm (UTC)
This is just too awful for words. Poor woman. And her poor partner. I just hope this will be a tipping point towards a more liberal abortion legislation, but the cynic in me thinks it will be another decade or two before anything happens...
a very caring potatomollydot on November 14th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah.
(Deleted comment)
a very caring potatomollydot on November 17th, 2012 11:25 am (UTC)
What's infuriating many of us is that the equal right to life of the mother is enshrined in the constitution, but not in law. We say that we've been waiting 20 years for legislation, since the X case ruling ,but the equal right to life of the mother has been there since 1983.
And the senior government party are part of the problem. We were proud of the Taoiseach when he stood up to the Church on abuse, but his party are "pro-life". You really have to put that in quotes now, now that that outlook has caused a known death (how many that we don't know about?)