posted on Dec, 18 2012 @ 12:07 PM
In review for those who had not heard about this story: Last months a woman was denied medical treatment in Ireland to save her life because the fetus
was still alive. Three days after she was denied treatment the fetus died and four days after that the mother died as well.
As some of you know in Ireland during the time of this incident, because of the powerful influence of Catholicism in Ireland. There was a lot of
outrage that occurred following this, including demonstrations in Ireland.
So in a reaction to this terrible incident today the goverment of Ireland decided "to introduce a new law and regulations to clarify that abortions
are permissible when the life --but not health -- of the mother is at risk."
Unfortunately, it will take a few months before this new law is finalized and I am sure we will hear outrage and uproar from Catholics and the Church
on how terrible this new decision is. Personally, I think it is about time Ireland moved in this direction and began to push the Church out of their
politics and influencing such decisions.
An interesting part of the new law and regulation in my opinion, is the part that it is permissible when the life is at risk but not when health is at
risk. I think that could be a fine line at times, determining how bad one's healh could be affected, which could lead to death. I am interested in
how the regulations will strictly put that in words to determine when an abortion is and isnt permissible.
In the end, I am glad Ireland is making this decision to start allowing abortions, however, I am saddened to see the reasons (a loss of a woman's
life) that it took to make them make this decision.
What is everyone's thoughts? Is this a good move or not? Is it enough? Will it get finalized or will the Catholic Church's political influence
destroy this in the coming moths?