The thing in Ireland is absolute nonsense.
I'll try and make this short.
20 years ago (X-case) the judiciary ruled that abortion is allowed when the birth threatens the life of the mother.
2 more case have come up and have used this as a ruling, therefore a precedence has been set. It has not been written into law, but Ireland being a common law country means that once a precedence is set it can be used in similar cases
The lady who died last week was legally entitled to have a termination. The idiotic people who treated her denied her this right. Somehow they claimed that as "a Catholic country" abortion was not allowed. They were wrong, termination is allowed in such cases. I sincerely hope that the people responsible are brought to trial under murder charges, if not then at the very least manslaughter charges.
I hope the b@stards are sent to the gallows. I'd go Judge Dredd on the f$ckers and send them to the dogs.
Irish law allows abortions if it threatens the mother's life, this was not even an abortion as she already had the miscarriage.
She was having
a miscarriage, the fetus was dying. She hadn't already had one. (did you read the links?)
They deemed, wrongfully, that so long as there was a heartbeat they couldn't give her a termination. When it did finally die, after 3 days of being in constant pain, the woman became infected with septicemia and died a few days later.
The baby could not in any way have be saved, the woman could've been.