Personhood USA: Irish Government Considering Dangerous Abortion Legislation that could Increase Maternal Mortality Rate

Dec 19, 2012, 16:13 ET from Personhood USA

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ignoring both the hospital records of the Halappanavar case, and the findings of medical experts, the Irish government has announced that despite promises to the contrary they will force abortion legislation in early 2013.  

After the worldwide hysteria based on the tragic death of young mother Savita Halappanavar, the reporter who broke the story has now admitted that according to hospital records it appears Halappanavar had not requested nor been denied an abortion.

In fact, one of India's most well-respected gynecologists, Dr. Hema Divakar was quoted by The Hindu, stating: "Based on information in the media, in that situation of septicaemia, if the doctors had meddled with the live baby, Savita would have died two days earlier." 

Previously, a Medical Symposium in Ireland published the Dublin Declaration, finding that there is not a single case in which it is medically necessary to have an abortion to save the mother's life. According to the World Health Organization, abortion-free Ireland is currently one of the safest countries in the world to have a baby.

"It appears that pro-abortion politicians in Ireland wait for opportunities to exploit women for their own political gain," noted Jennifer Mason, spokesperson for Personhood USA. "The US is no different. Cracking open the door to abortion has led to abortion on demand for 40 years and a truly atrocious maternal mortality rate. Abortion is dangerous. Irish women deserve better than infection, hemorrhaging, endotoxic shock, perforations, and death – not to mention empty wombs and empty hearts."

In the most recent public rally, 10,000 pro-life Irish citizens held a candlelight vigil to memorialize Savita Halappanavar, call on the government to protect both mother and baby, and insist that they do not want abortion in Ireland. The number of prolife supporters dwarfed the few pro-abortion protesters, who at the time still believed that Halappanavar was denied an abortion.

"Enda Kenny is the kind of politician we see often here in the United States, who will make any promise to get elected and turn his back on the people once in office," added Mason. "We do not yet know if Kenny is breaking his promises due to cronyism or cash, but he is certainly not doing it for the health and well-being of Irish women. A man who is willing to open the door for abortion is welcoming death, both to women and babies, into his country. We have seen it here in the US and we are warning Ireland – protect your women and children and keep abortion out!"

SOURCE Personhood USA