There are a lot of tweets about the terrible way the RTE is reporting on the Savita case and the protests against it. I’d already noticed its ridiculous headline.
Rallies held in Dublin, Galway in memory of Savita Halappanavar
Uh, no – those were protest rallies, not memorial services. They weren’t about just remembering Savita, they were about trying to make sure that what happened to her doesn’t happen to other women.
Several thousand people are marching through the centre of Dublin to attend a rally in memory of Savita Halappanavar, the woman who died following a miscarriage at University Hospital Galway.
That is one misleading subhead.
RTE talked to an official.
Earlier Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch said if the expert group on abortion recommends legislation to deal with the issue, the Government will have to act on it…
She said she was a great believer that if you put an expert group in place, you must wait to see what their recommendations are…
She agreed with Eamon Gilmore who said doing nothing is not an option.
However, equally it would be a very challenging and complex piece of legislation but it was more important to get it right rather than quick.
What’s so challenging and complex about it?
It’s not challenging and complex unless you let priests throw up a lot of obstacles.
I wonder how many priests are in that “expert group on abortion.”
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton has described the abortion issue as complex and very challenging.
It’s not. It’s not complex and very challenging (I like the way they switched the word order for the sake of variety – it reminds me of Apollo 13 – “Remember, you’re happy and thrilled and very proud”) unless you create pointless complexity.
Speaking as he arrived at the TEEU conference, Mr Bruton said he understood the report was coming to Government on Tuesday week when they would have an opportunity to discuss it.
He said the Programme for Government had resolved that abortion was an issue that would be addressed and that Government had rightly decided to have an expert group work over the ground for them and provide the insights to make the proper decisions.
We need to know who is in that expert group.