“Government ignoring death of woman from Ireland shameful” – Sherlock

Today the Pro Life Campaign has criticised the continuing refusal of the Government to comment on the latest scandal where a woman from Dublin bled to death following an abortion in a Marie Stopes clinic in London in 2012.

Commenting on the news that a court date of July 3rd has been fixed for the doctor and two nurses charged with manslaughter in the case, Cora Sherlock, Deputy Chairperson of the Pro Life Campaign, said:

“The continued silence from various members of the Government is very revealing about how the issue of abortion is dealt with in this country.  There has been no attempt whatsoever to address the fact that this unfortunate woman lost her life as a direct result of the treatment she received when undergoing an abortion. It seems that the loss of this woman’s life doesn’t merit attention simply because it doesn’t suit the agenda of abortion advocates.”

“Even though more of the facts of this case have now become available, there has still been no reaction from those members of the Government who are most vocal when it comes to attempts to further liberalise Ireland’s abortion laws.  Where is their outrage for the welfare of this woman, who fell prey to the falsehood of a “safe, legal abortion”? The Government ignoring this woman’s death is absolutely shameful.”

She continued:

“The Irish public are continually let down by this one-sided approach to the abortion issue.  The tragic death of Savita Halappanaver was misrepresented and blamed on the lack of abortion in Ireland, even though three independent reports showed that this was not the case.  Yet when a woman dies after an abortion, there are no front page headlines or prime time investigations.”

“The only way we are going to be able to have the debate that we all deserve is if all members of Government face up to their responsibility as elected representatives and express the kind of outrage that we should all feel  at the death of a woman due to abortion,” she concluded.

Note: The doctor and two nurses charged with manslaughter, Dr. Adedayo Adedeji, Gemma Pullen and Margaret Miller will now go forward for trial at London’s Old Bailey on July 3rd