Thursday, November 15, 2012


Headlines read… A young woman died of septicaemia in Ireland after Catholic doctors refused to terminate her miscarriage because abortion was against the country's law and religious beliefs. Savita Halappanavar, 31, died last month in University Hospital Galway after three days of agony, the Irish Times reported overnight (NZ time). Doctors told her she was losing her 17-week pregnancy, as her cervix had dilated and the amniotic sac had broken, and that the foetus would not survive. Her husband told the newspaper she begged for birth to be induced but was told this was not possible because the foetal heartbeat was still present "and this is a Catholic country". Praveen Halappanavar said that his wife, a Hindu, said, "I am neither Irish nor Catholic," but they said there was nothing they could do.”

Let’s now play word association…….

Ireland: De facto Papal State
Irish Thinking: Angela’s Ashes
Irish Pubs: Dim & Drab
Irish Weather: Refer Irish Pubs
Use Ireland in an Acronym: I.R.A  
Ireland in WW2: Makes sound like a chicken 
Successful Irish Sporting Teams: Pass

The civilised world awaits your CV.   

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