Lupus in Flight – HEARTBEAT
BBC News Europe – Woman dies after abortion request ‘refused’ at Galway hospital
Pharyngula – It’s Time to Abort the Catholic Church
Butterflies & Wheels – Over 140 Medical Professionals, Ireland Speaks Up, Doctors Weigh In, and numerous others.
Zinnia Jones – This is what a Catholic country looks like
Almost Diamonds – She Should Have Been Better at Making Babies
A Million Gods – Faith and Begorrah
Biodork – Savita Halappanavar’s Death
Dr. Jen Gunter – Did Irish Catholic law or malpractice kill Savita Halappanavar?
Twitter – #Savita
You didn’t know me. I never knew you. We lived in different worlds.
I can’t claim that we have any connection, even now.
All I can say is that I’m sorry.
I know you’ll never read this; you can’t. But I’m telling you that I’m sorry anyways. I’m sorry that you had to go through what you went through. I’m sorry on behalf of my fellow homo sapiens. I’m sorry that some of us are so cruel… so disgusting… that we would do this to you, all in the name of fucking religion.
I wish I knew what else to say.
I wish I knew what I could do to honor your memory. I can’t protest in Ireland. I can’t even protest at the Irish embassy in the US, because I live in Florida, which is not very near Washington, DC at all.
I am pro-choice, and I will always be. I will continue to support Planned Parenthood, safe-sex education, and good science for as long as I live. What happened to you was avoidable. But you knew that.
I’m so, so sorry, Savita. I really am. It should never have happened. You should never have gone through it. It isn’t fair. It isn’t right. It isn’t human.
I never knew you, but I will miss you.
A Complete Stranger
Dear World Catholics and “Pro-Lifers”,
Are you happy? This is what you support, isn’t it? This is what you want, isn’t it? This is the Catholicism that you hold up as a vanguard of moral teaching, isn’t it?
I hope your proud. I hope that you are happy to have your name attached to this.
THIS is your fucking legacy.
Every time you walk into your church and sit in those pews and put money in those baskets, this is what you support.
OPEN YOUR FUCKING EYES! STOP EXCUSING A BASTION OF WORLD EVIL! THIS IS WHAT THE FUCKING CATHOLIC CHURCH DOES! THIS IS WHAT A SO-CALLED “PRO-LIFE” POSITION LEADS TO!
Your church needs to go. It has held too much fucking sway and too much fucking power. It’s time to boot the church out of the entire fucking world. It’s time to tell the Pope to take his infallibility and fucking shove it where the sun don’t shine.
Stop calling yourselves “Pro-Life”. You’re not. You never have been and you never will be. You are anti-choice. You are misogynistic. You are pathetic and full of shit.
But you are not. Pro. Life.
And you will not be allowed to comment here, so don’t even bother trying. I’m too fucking angry to deal with your excuses and obfuscations and lies. I don’t want to read your pathetic attempts to separate your precious fucking Church from this tragedy caused by your precious fucking Church.
So don’t even try. I will delete your fucking comments and ban you immediately.
So just fuck off.
ETA: Maybe I’ll change that in a few days when I’m no longer as angry as I am right now. But even then, you don’t get to separate Catholicism from this tragedy. Savita was denied the abortion that would have saved her fucking life on the grounds that Ireland “is a Catholic country”. That is what the doctors told her.
“This is a Catholic country.”
So deny the connection all you want.
Just not here.