And there’s RTE’s account.
Praveen Halappanavar said they asked for a termination three times over two days.
The inquest has been told that the evidence from Dr Astbury will be that there was only one discussion about a termination of pregnancy and it was on Tuesday 23 October.
Dr Astbury says a termination was not warranted at that time, as there was no threat to Savita’s life and so no reason to consider an abortion.
According to Dr Jennifer Gunter (an OB-GYN) that’s bullshit; there was a threat to Savita’s life.
One wonders if medical training in Ireland is actually shaped according to Catholic dogma and Irish law.
The inquest heard that when Mrs Halappanavar attended Galway University Hospital on 21 October, doctors found her cervix was open and she was told the baby would not survive.
She was told it would be all over soon.
The inquest has heard that a sepsis management programme was in place at Galway University Hospital since July last year.
Meanwhile, back with the safe and powerful…
Elsewhere, Minister for Health James Reilly has said he hopes the inquest gets to the truth in a way that not only gives some closure to the Halappanavar family, but also to every woman in Ireland that it has a safe maternity service.
But Ireland doesn’t have a safe maternity service! Never mind “closure”; fix the law!