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Full Comment’s Araminta Wordsworth brings you a daily round-up of quality punditry from across the globe. Today: Savita Halappanavar is the perfect test of Ireland’s rigid anti-abortion law (it remains: almost never, no matter what).
There was no possibility of her 17-week fetus surviving; delaying termination risked it killing the mother through septicemia.
But doctors at the hospital in Galway, western Ireland, stood firm even though the 31-year-old Indian woman pleaded with them. “I am not Catholic or Irish,” she said.