Galway: A video featuring Pro Life Ireland which sheds light on the actual history of the death of Savita Halappanavar, a pregnant Indian woman in Galway, Ireland, was released.
The video of the death of Savita Halappanavar was streamed, marking the beginning of the online celebration of Pro Life Week following the rescheduling of Covid’s Pro Life in Dublin, scheduled for July.
Pregnant dentist Savita Halappanavar died on 28 October 2012 by septicemia, a blood infection at Galway University Hospital. It was alleged that Savita died in a dangerous situation as abortion was not allowed in the Catholic nation, Ireland. The death of Savita has been a subject of discussion not only in Ireland but globally.
Septicemia is a condition in which the level of hemoglobin in the blood decreases and the function of the heart, liver and kidneys gradually stops.
Savita’s husband and relatives claimed that Savita, who was 17 weeks pregnant, had asked for an abortion, but had died after doctors denied the request because abortion was illegal in the Catholic country of Ireland. This was followed by a series of protests in Ireland and elsewhere demanding the repeal of Ireland’s “religious law”.
The media, including the Irish Times, all spoke in favor of abortion, but no one tried to find out the truth behind the incident.
Everywhere there was an attempt to mark the Church’s view of life as ‘aged-fashioned,’ without even understanding the stance of the Irish Government that abortion is essential if the life of the mother is to be saved.
Ireland has one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world. Five hundred and fifty out of one lakh pregnant women in India die due to inadequate treatment or a risky pregnancy, while in Ireland it is only six per lakh. When forty-seven out of a thousand newborns die in India, there are only three in Ireland.
Although the abortion was done, the doctors did not guarantee that Savita would survive. There are those who are suspicious about Savita’s husband Praveen’s stance on this issue.
Those who suspected Praveen’s mentality to obtain benefits from Ireland’s government after his wife’s death were not wrong. Praveen remarried within three months of his death after receiving 10 million in compensation, and moved from Ireland to the United States.
The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill was passed in the wake of Savita’s death, with a section of the Irish media backing the years – long demand of pro-choice group organizations for abortion permits in Ireland.
The Irish people voted in favor of the abortion in a subsequent referendum. Here too, Savita’s death was presented by the pro – choice party to seek votes.
The investigation team had found fourteen different circumstances that could have led to the death of Savita, but concluded there was no reason for saying that if she had an abortion, Savita’s life could have been saved. This is the main theme of the Pro Life video as well.