This opinion column originally appeared on townhall.com on 11/20/2012.
In late October, a 31-year old female dentist named Savita Halappanavar died in Ireland after being refused an abortion. And although there was no causal link between the refused abortion and her death at the time, and there remains none now, pro-abortion proponents are seizing on her death as sufficient reason to legalize abortions in Ireland.
In fact, these ideologically-driven arguments for abortion now fly in the face of members of the medical community who say an abortion could have actually killed Savita days before her natural death occurred.
Yes, an abortion, had it been carried out, may have cost Savita her life sooner.