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Once the waters break, the chance of infection apparently skyrocket. At that point, the responsible medical response to preserve the life of the mother would have been abortion. To do nothing was to play russian roulette with her life. And, thanks to the hospital's gambling, Savita lost.
keep to the Fen Causeway
It seems undisputed that the hospital didn't cite medical reasons when they refused the abortion. They didn't say it would have increased her risk or something. They cited ideological/legal reasons. The Catholic country stuff.
Obviously the staff thought their risk of being prosecuted (or of having to answer nasty questions) was higher if they carried out an abortion. It is important to make sure that this is shifted, and that the staff becomes aware that refusing an abortion is an equally (at least) high risk, if there aren't compelling reasons for this refusal, which should be documented.
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