I am going to start this post by including a trigger warning; this post involves many references to rape itself, rape culture and victim shaming. I will be talking about some statistics about rape in Ireland and USA. I will be outlining some of the problems of rape culture too. Keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive guide by any means. For instance, I deal mainly with victims of rape who are female and I don’t really go in to what is and isn’t consent, but you can find a great post about that here.
This is the second of a two-part post about abortion. This part is about my opinion on Savita, Irish law and the public reaction. For part 1 (about why I am pro-choice), click here.
The recent death of Savita Halappanavar in Galway has brought the abortion debate back in to the public sphere. I even ended up debating about it with my parents yesterday morning. Unsurprisingly, my mum was outraged and my dad “wanted to wait until he had all the facts”, and therefore, in my opinion anyway, completely missed the point of the entire thing.