“She Had a Heartbeat, Too”

That is the phrase I want all of you “pro-life” people to remember: “She had a heartbeat, too.”

And now she doesn’t, because people like you placed a doomed heartbeat above her own life.

Look at the woman your morals killed.

Savita Halappanavar

Savita Halappanavar. Image courtesy Shakesville.

“She had a heartbeat, too.” Remember that. There is a life carrying that fetus you’re so concerned about. There is a human being you’re condemning to death when you tell her that the failing heartbeat of a person that will never be is more important than her own beating heart.

And if you can look me in the eye and tell me that what happened here was right and just, then I will know religion has stripped all traces of humanity and compassion from you.


  1. hexidecima says

    short simple and true. I never believe people who claim to be “pro-life”. That is the last thing they are interested in.

  2. docsarvis says

    Unbelievable. Just unbelievable. How can doctors and nurses justify letting a woman die in agony because a dying fetus still had a heartbeat? I cannot express the fury and sadness reading this instilled in me. I cannot imagine how much more strongly Savita Halappanavar’s husband and family feel. This is an outrage, and people worldwide must use this as an opportunity to speak out against the Catholic Church and its immoral policies.

  3. StevoR says

    Powerful and irrefutably true.

    How can it be so easily forgotten by those who wrongly call themselves “pro life”?

  4. Ex Patriot says

    I read this and am totally appaled at the waste of the life of beautiful vibrant womem becaause of some pre stongage bs perputrated by a bunch of unfeeling oid senile idiots, may they all and the Dr’s who did this crime all rot in their hell and never have a good nights sleep again My sincerest condolences to the family of this poor women.