From the Catholic Herald on Tragic death of Savita

There is still no light on what actually happened in the tragic case of Savita Halappanavar, who died of septicaemia following a miscarriage in University Hospital, Galway on October 28. There have been many allegations on the part of the press, predictably hostile to the Church, but until there has been a proper investigation we cannot know for certain what the facts of this case are. I contacted a friend in Dublin yesterday who is a law lecturer at UCD and asked her for her views. She emailed back: “After listening to a range of commentary and reading various statements including one from the husband’s solicitor, I am not one bit wiser as to the facts. Any comment I might make would only be based on general intuition. For example, I find it hard to imagine that anyone living in Ireland today would describe Ireland as a ‘Catholic country’. While a huge majority list their religion in the census as ‘Catholic’, the level of ‘practice’ in many urban areas is tiny.”

Full story by Francis Phillips here:

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