24 November 2012

"It is the law"

There’s a report in today’s Irish Times, giving a time-line of the events around Savita’s management and death.

If this is accurate, it describes a midwife missing a fully dilated cervix uteri.

A termination was refused — “this is the law” — yet it was appreciated that the pregnancy was doomed, and that a delivery was inevitable.

The comment about “the law” is at variance with guidance provided through the Irish Medical Council.

Read it here:


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