It’s sad and a bit disconcerting that this happens.
“On the Saturday night everything changed, she started experiencing back pain so we called into the hospital, the university hospital.”
He said she continued to experience pain and asked a consultant if she could be induced.
“They said unfortunately she can’t because it’s a Catholic country,” Mr Halappanavar said.
“Savita said to her she is not Catholic, she is Hindu, and why impose the law on her.
“But she said ‘I’m sorry, unfortunately it’s a Catholic country’ and it’s the law that they can’t abort when the foetus is live.”
Medicynical Note: Medical decisions in pregnancy should be under the complete control of the patient and her doctor. There is no role in the processes for outsiders, including religious true believers and politicians.
Regarding “freedom of religion” it is enough that a person can apply their own beliefs to their own situation, without forcing the on others. That is true freedom of religion.