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Abortion and Birth Control

2012-11-14 22:34:39.771341+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) "By Choice Not By Chance" (PDF) is the first statement by the U.N. declaring contraception a human right. Via CBS News: UN calls contraception access a "universal human right" via Salon: U.N. calls contraception a “;universal human right”;.

This on the heels of the death in Ireland of Saviti Halappanavar who died likely because she was denied an abortion:

... She was quickly brought to hospital, where medical staff told her she was fully dilated, was leaking amniotic fluid and would miscarry her child, her husband said. He said that the hospital staff informed his wife that the miscarriage would only take a few hours. Three days later the fetus died inside Halappanavar’;s womb, he said. During this period Halappanavar was in extreme pain and continually asked doctors to terminate the pregnancy, her husband said. Staff refused, according to Praveen Halappanavar, on the grounds that they were prohibited from performing abortions by law and that they could not remove the fetus until its heart had stopped beating. Praveen Halappanavar told the Irish Times that they also refused on the grounds that “;this is a Catholic country.”; ...

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2012-11-14 23:41:12.4218+00 by: Dan Lyke

Crooked Timber: Savita Halappanavar and the Long Shadow of the X-Case.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-11-16 16:29:02.619253+00 by: Dan Lyke

Dr Jen Gunter: Did Irish Catholic law or malpractice kill Savita Halappanavar?.