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When news reporting becomes a witch hunt

 

HONG KONG (SE): One of the most widely published incidents involving the Catholic Church in recent days has been the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar in a hospital in Galway, Ireland.

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Irish bishops defend the country’s laws on abortion

 

DUBLIN (CNS): In the face of anger and criticism, the bishops of Ireland have expressed their anguish and sorrow over the death of a woman who died in childbirth on October 28 at the University Hospital of Galway.

In an official statement released on November 19, the bishops said that any pregnant women should receive all treatment necessary to save their lives, even if the procedure results in the unintended death of an unborn child.

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