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Woman dies after being denied medical termination The Master Due September 8; 2 kids; Perth, Australia 20023 posts
Nov 14th '12

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/frontpage/2012/1114/1224326575203.html



Two investigations are under way into the death of a woman who was 17 weeks pregnant, at University Hospital Galway last month.
Savita Halappanavar (31), a dentist, presented with back pain at the hospital on October 21st, was found to be miscarrying, and died of septicaemia a week later.
Her husband, Praveen Halappanavar (34), an engineer at Boston Scientific in Galway, says she asked several times over a three-day period that the pregnancy be terminated. He says that, having been told she was miscarrying, and after one day in severe pain, Ms Halappanavar asked for a medical termination.
This was refused, he says, because the foetal heartbeat was still present and they were told,

Yurvette [♥] TTC since Jan 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 37262 posts
Nov 14th '12

Honestly no... That is horrible. Not only did the husband lose his baby, he lost his wife. :(

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
Nov 14th '12

They were absolutely not justified. She was seriously ill and they had told her the baby was not going to survive regardless. It made no sense to make the woman suffer as she did.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
Nov 14th '12

I think it was obviously posing a dire risk to the mother's life, I don't think thy we're the least bit justified in denying her the termination.
I didn't even realize Ireland was a (basically) pro-life state. This makes me very sad.

The Master Due September 8; 2 kids; Perth, Australia 20023 posts
Nov 14th '12
Quoting MommaSav2:" I think it was obviously posing a dire risk to the mother's life, I don't think thy we're the least bit ... [snip!] ... in denying her the termination. I didn't even realize Ireland was a (basically) pro-life state. This makes me very sad."


I suppose, in their eyes, apart from being in agony she was being monitored and not obviously critical.
Its still disgusting.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
Nov 14th '12

no..

she shouild of been able to terminate..

what exactly is the septicaemia? im assuming SEPTIC means lots of bad stuff in her body, but is it caused from the baby? like she got an infection from ruptrued amniotic sac and got it that way.

either way, not justified at all.. that poor husband : (

The Master Due September 8; 2 kids; Perth, Australia 20023 posts
Nov 14th '12
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" no.. she shouild of been able to terminate.. what exactly is the septicaemia? im assuming SEPTIC ... [snip!] ... got an infection from ruptrued amniotic sac and got it that way. either way, not justified at all.. that poor husband : ("


A wide spread bacterial infection .... basically a full system blood infection.

Yurvette [♥] TTC since Jan 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 37262 posts
Nov 14th '12
Quoting The (super kinky) Master:" A wide spread bacterial infection .... basically a full system blood infection. "


Yes then they should be charged with murder because she was sick and her life was in danger.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
Nov 14th '12
Quoting .Colleen.:" No. That should be treated as murder. in the first. "

I agree. They already gave up on the baby, they said he/she wouldn't make it.

The Master Due September 8; 2 kids; Perth, Australia 20023 posts
Nov 14th '12
Quoting Yurvette [♥]:" Yes then they should be charged with murder because she was sick and her life was in danger. "


As far as the article said there were no blood tests taken so they weren't monitoring her WBC levels ... and wide spread infection often gives the same obs as acute pain.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
Nov 14th '12
Quoting The (super kinky) Master:" A wide spread bacterial infection .... basically a full system blood infection. "


could that be caused from ruptured membranes? like the infection starting there?

obviously if he water broke and she was 17 weeks nothing could be done to save the baby..
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as much as i like to think america is getting to be a bigger and bigger shit hole..
im very thankful we are open to termination

Capt Plzen, Pl, Czech Republic 9110 posts
Nov 14th '12

Did she show signs of sepsis? if so, yes its wrong, if not, then no they were following their law.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
Nov 14th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting The (super kinky) Master:</b>" I suppose, in their eyes, apart from being in agony she was being monitored and not obviously critical. Its still disgusting."</blockquote>




Right but the I listened to the story on the bbc this morning and they interviewed the husband. He said she had a high fever and was vomitting and extremely weak for 24 hours before the fetal heart beat stopped. And they only checked for the heart beat every six hours so it could have stopped much earlier and they just didn't check.
Hearing the story from him makes it sound like the hosptial staff was even more negligent and callus than the article makes it out to seem.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
Nov 14th '12
Quoting .Colleen.:" Right, yet continued to allow her to have her life risked for a fetus that had no chance at life."

Exactly.

The Master Due September 8; 2 kids; Perth, Australia 20023 posts
Nov 14th '12
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" could that be caused from ruptured membranes? like the infection starting there? obviously if he ... [snip!] ... much as i like to think america is getting to be a bigger and bigger shit hole.. im very thankful we are open to termination"


yeah absolutely it could be caused by a rupture ... especially if there was fecal matter in the amniotic fluid (which presumably there was with feotus being in distress). Or the infection could have been what was causing her to miscarry.
Unfortunately there's nothing about that.