Thursday, November 15, 2012

Savita


Outrage in Cork City yesterday.


A victim of the back rooms

Of clinking glasses

With the best brandies

Underlain with guffaws of the

Old Boys in striped school ties


And holy Roman Collars

In union with the hearty

Fellows of the Dail

All hardy-harring to keep uppity

Women in their places.



A world where zygotes in

Uteri are revered, unattainable

As the rest of their mythology.

Until birthed of course

When they are fair game.
 
 
Update: Here is a link to the Guardian's article on Savita.
 
 

29 comments:

  1. It makes my blood boil and the worst is that they will just get away with it.

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  2. Me too, it makes me so incredibly angry that a woman in the prime of life had to die needlessly in the name of inhuman religious dogma.

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  3. I'd missed the reports of this, WWW.
    Dreadful, tragic. The husband must feel......well, I cannot even find words.

    It's heartening, though, to see the strong protests going on over there.

    That's a good angry poem WWW - I can only say "Hear, hear!"

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  4. Sabine:
    I've tried to express my (literally) overwhelming rage against these hypocritical bastards who murder so blithely.
    XO
    WWW

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  5. Nick:
    I honestly don't know what to do with my rage and my tears, it has opened up a floodgate of grief.
    XO
    WWW

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  6. T:
    This savagery has gone viral and global and I call shame, shame on these Irish statue worshipping callous ignorant clowns who throw women's lives under the bus and turn blind eyes to the thousands of Irish women who seek abortions annually in England.
    XO
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  7. Damn. I hadn't heard about this one, and googled it. It's shameful and wicked for the church - any sort of religion - to legislate women's bodies. This story just twists my gut.

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  8. SAW:
    Mine too, I just can't seem to get over it, it boggles my mind with the absolute open air criminality of it.
    XO
    WWW

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  9. I hope the worldwide outrage provoked by this horrible incident will bring pressure to bear on Irish politicians to clean up their act. Truly horrible. All fertile Irish women take heed, you are not safe.

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  11. Bastards. All men, no doubt, and all bigots. Hateful.


    Just caught up on your posts: if you recommend this thriller, I’ll have to get it and as for the muse having fled, tell me about it. Blasted blogging.

    I don’t even have much time to read anymore. What am I going to do? Start choosing the blogs I read and comment on more carefully? That would be a good idea. Yours isn’t getting half the attention from me it deserves. Blast.

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  12. I was completely unsettled by this too. Perhaps is is because we saw our mothers suffer the horrors of miscarriage and realise that Ireland has not moved forward in sixty years!

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  13. Lets say what it is MURDER.

    Friko:. "All men, no doubt", Be careful who you tar with the same brush!!

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  14. Annie:
    Every woman in Ireland has been brought to a political level on this, which is great.

    Posters are going around already for the 2013 "Gathering" when every son/daughter of the "republic" is invited back to feast, etc. A wag has already put underneath " except pregnant women".

    XO
    WWW

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  15. Friko, Friko:
    I've never seen so many blasts from you!

    I think wee Miller is wearing you out.

    Breathe.

    Better?

    XO
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  16. Yes, GM, all the chickens came home to roost and all at once.

    If this doesn't shake up Irish women for once and for all, nothing will.

    A country haunted by - ? peasants, priests and pixies. We were insulted when that was said many years ago, but truly, yes, Ireland is.

    Lovely seeing on you the 'tube, your voice so mournful. Well done!

    XO
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  17. GFB:
    Yes, I've been calling it that.

    And reading what Friko wrote, I do believe she meant the criminals behind the murder of this lovely young woman.

    XO
    WWW

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  18. I had not heard of this
    and clicked the link
    How horrible that something
    can happen in this day...
    So sad and I sit here weeping for her.

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  19. Appalling. And I though the country had finally dragged itself out of the dark ages.

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  20. Nice and sardonic! Verse working well as a voice of conscience.

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  21. I asked my sister about this on the phone yesterday and she said, while Savita and her family have huge sympathy in Ireland, the Irish are also a bit disgruntled that it took Savita's death to make this barbarism hit the headlines. A sister-in-law of hers had to carry a baby the doctor knew was dead for two weeks until it was expelled "naturally!" And she says it's common to hear of such tragedies. I though the Fir Bolg were ancient history.....though they'd probably have been more humane.

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  22. Molly:

    My mother suffered for years with this brutal procedure:

    http://wisewebwoman.blogspot.ca/search?q=Symphysiotomy

    Absolutely barbaric and primitive. Fir bolg? LOL

    XO
    WWW

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  23. OWJ:

    I'm still profoundly affected. I know it has a lot to do with my own mother.

    XO
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  24. I couldn't stop crying when I read about this. This was nothing short of murder, and I wish that I could believe that those responsible (politicians as well as doctors) would be held to account.

    How, in this day and age, can it be possible that a person's life is worth less than the dogma of a myth?

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  25. Jo:

    If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.

    Only women are subjected to such barbarism.

    it makes me sick.

    XO
    WWW

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