14.11.2012: PLC rejects “deplorable” calls for abortion legislation in the wake of tragic case

14.11.2012: PLC rejects “deplorable” calls for abortion legislation in the wake of tragic case

14.11.2012: PLC rejects “deplorable” calls for abortion legislation in the wake of tragic case

Medical Council Guidelines are perfectly clear that women in pregnancy must be given all necessary medical treatment

14th November 2012

University College Hospital, Galway

Responding to the tragic death of Mrs Savita Halappanavar who was 17 weeks pregnant and died in University College Hospital, Galway, Dr Ruth Cullen of the Pro Life Campaign said:

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the husband and family of Ms Savita Halappanavar who died from pregnancy related complications.

It is deplorable that those who want to see abortion available here are exploiting Mrs Halappanavar’s tragic death when the Medical Council Guidelines are very clear that all necessary medical treatment must be given to women in pregnancy. Given this, we welcome the fact that a thorough investigation to establish what went wrong is taking place.

It is also vitally important to acknowledge at this time that Ireland, without induced abortion, is recognised by the UN and World Health Organisation as a world leader in protecting women in pregnancy and is safer than places like Britain and Holland where abortion is widely available.”