A beautiful, 31 year old Indian dentist died in my country last month because there are no laws in place to regulate abortion. Savita was actually miscarrying when she entered the hospital, but because the foetus still had a heartbeat, Irish doctors were afraid to terminate the pregnancy. This woman was in agony for days, and only when the heartbeat of the foetus couldn’t be detected, was the foetus removed. It was too late for Savita. She died.
When I was about the same age as Savita, I also had a miscarriage. I was ten weeks pregnant when I noticed that I was leaking fluid. I called the doctor immediately and was sent in to have an ultrasound the following morning. I was informed that there was no sign of a foetus and I was scheduled to have a D&C within the next day or two.
I will never forget the shock of being told that the pregnancy had ended. I was devastated. This little being was going to be my little girl. I had made plans for us. They all ended on the trolley. My husband had just moved to another city with a new job…and I remember trudging up a hill to the college where I worked, and breaking down in front of a colleague. He was wonderful…thank you, Ken.
So the next thing was that I had to prepare myself for the D&C. I arrived into hospital full of fear. Hubby was there. I found myself on the operating table, and after an internal examination, the doctor declared that my cervix had not dilated. He told me he could not do a D&C because it might be construed as an abortion. He sent me home! So home I went, only to be rushed into hospital with haemorrhaging and acute pain a few days later. I eventually had the D&C.
I despise the morals of the Irish know-alls who inflict this sort of suffering on people.
Shame on you.