Savita Halappanavar

We can all agree this is a tragedy. A 31-year-old woman’s baby dies and then she dies herself. News stories are painting this as the example of what happens when abortion is not legal. I’m not sure this is the case. If it is, I’m still annoyed at the media because they systematically ignore the death of women in abortion clinics. I don’t mean to make this tit for tat. But the stories of women who die because they don’t get abortions are front page news, splashed all over the headlines. And the stories of women who die because they got an abortion are difficult to find–accessible only to those of us who track with this issue very, very closely.

(Sorry about the light to absent blogging, I’ve been on the road.)

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