Thursday, November 29, 2012
Professor of Religious Studies Reflects Upon Personal Experiences and Abortion Debate in Ireland
The Huffington Post (Blog): My Two Abortions, by Kate Blanchard:
I read the news of the death of 31-year-old Savita Halappanavar with horror and grief. She died because she had the misfortune of having an incomplete miscarriage in Ireland, where -- as good Catholics -- they prioritized the dying fetus's heartbeat over the living, breathing, walking, working, loving, would-be mother's suffering, and ultimately, over her life. . . .