This post is a re=post from LifeNews.com first published on 27th January 2015
A review of cases at the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street, Dublin has confirmed that there was no basis for a front page story in the Irish Times claiming that a woman’s life had been saved after being given an abortion under the Government’s new abortion legislation.
The hospital has categorically stated that the case given prominent coverage in the Irish Times on 23rd August 2013 “did not exist.”
Commenting on the clarification from Holles Street hospital, Pro Life Campaign Deputy Chairperson, Cora Sherlock said:
“In addition to misleading its readers with a baseless story, it is important to look at the way the Irish Times packaged the report on its front page. The headline ‘first abortion carried out under new legislation’ gave a very clear impression that the new legislation had saved a woman’s life. It also strongly implied that had the legislation been introduced earlier the tragic case of Savita Halappanavar would not have happened. The Irish Times completely misrepresented the Savita story from day one.