- Jan 14, 2016
Well at least you posted something other than your own musings this time so we're making progress!
Be careful who you are getting into bed with though. Youth Defence?
The pertinent question is whether the fact that there was a heartbeat in the foetus delayed
doctors from acting promptly on Savita's reasonable request for termination and whether
an early termination would have increased Savita's chances of survival.
Boylan says yes it would have
The part I highlighted in bold would seem to indicate that the people signing this letter would also agree with that assessment
What they're saying is that the hospital failed to diagnose the the E Coli infection. If they had of, then "What we can say with certainty is that where ruptured membranes are accompanied by any clinical or bio-chemical marker of infection, Irish obstetricians understand they can intervene with early delivery of the baby if necessary."
The error was in failing to diagnose her infected blood. An abortion would not have cured that infection. She still would have died. Savita's case has absolutely nothing to do with the 8th amendment.