17-week pregnant Indian migrant woman, Savita, was killed because she was denied access to an abortion that would have saved her life.
She developed blood poisoning due to miscarrying but when Her and Praveen (husband) begged Galway University Hospital to grant an abortion as her health was rapidly fading, doctors denied and told them ‘this is a catholic country’.
HuffingtonPost: He said his wife vomited repeatedly and collapsed in a restroom that night, but doctors wouldn’t terminate the fetus because its heart was still beating.
When the fetus’s heart stopped beating that was when the fucking doctors surgically removed the remains but it was too late; Savita died a couple of days later.
This is the country I live in. This country says women can only have abortions if their life literally depends on it but women are still being denied an abortion any fucking way. This is the same country that also a while ago, forced a terminally ill woman to travel all the way to the UK to have an abortion because Ireland is too fucking cowardly to allow her abortion here.
Please please please contact the Irish embassy in your country and let them know what a disgusting disgrace it is that people are denied abortions here. Enough with the bullshit stereotype that Ireland is welcoming and sweet-natured; this country prefers people to die rather than have even a life-saving abortion.
“Thanks to an 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling this week with far-reaching implications, doctors performing abortions [in South Dakota] will now be legally mandated to mislead their patients.” By requiring that doctors talk about (the unsubstantiated) link between abortion and suicide, legislators are putting correlation ahead of causation. And, once again, women lose.
Birth control advice via vintage pins in Leesburg a few weeks ago. (Taken with instagram)
The Genocide Awareness Project has graced the GMU community with their presence today. Phenomenal start to my day. Time for a beer.
Moderator: “So you spoke about the dangers of contraception. Can you talk about why contraceptives are dangerous?”
Santorum: “What we are seeing is a problem in our culture with respect to children being raised by children, children being raised out of wedlock, and the economic impact and the impact on society.”
PRO TIP, BRO: BABIES HAPPEN WHEN YOU DON’T USE CONTRACEPTION, NOT WHEN YOU DO.
To protest a bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell (D-Fairfax) on Monday attached an amendment that would require men to have a rectal exam and a cardiac stress test before obtaining a prescription for erectile dysfunction medication.
This is the most beautiful thing. Can we send her flowers?
She’s from my area! Fuck yes! I think my school’s Women and Gender Studies Center needs to host her sometime soon since she’s our local representative and kicking ass.
Source: The Huffington Post
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