Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Savita Fights On


The husband of Savita Halappanavar is determined to go ahead with a case in the European courts if the Irish government does not agree to a public inquiry.

Praveen Halappanavar said he does not relish such a battle but will do what he must.

“All Savita's family want is the truth. It is unfair to force me to do this but the fight will continue. We will go to Europe if we must,”

Pregnant Savita died of blood poisoning after being refused an abortion in a Galway hospital even though the baby would not have survived under any conditions.

Praveen wants to change the backwards abortion laws of Ireland that are based on the Catholic church rather than the health of the patient so no other weemen have to suffer and die as his wife did. The hospital have tried to cover their tracks by not including the requests for a termination in the care notes. Cups of tea and blankets were included.

Old Bitter Balls  fully supports Mr Halappanavar and is sorry that he has to do this.