Guardian outraged!

A clinically brain-dead (i.e. dead) woman is being “kept alive” in Ireland because she’s over four months pregnant. Apparently the Grauniad would rather see two deaths than just the one.

h/t Mona Eltahawy, who will be blocking me shortly because I tweeted something mildly sarcastic to her, and she doesn’t seem like the type to tolerate dissent.

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  • ntt1

    did we not have a similar case here recently? it seems the mom was well along in her pregnancy then was hit by an aneurysm that left her brain dead, the child was supported in utero to term and delivered ,Again why destroy a totally innocent life if it can be saved , there is no longer any possibility of the mother improving and who knows delivering her child might be what she wished for as well,

  • tom_billesley

    The mother is dead, so her corpse is now just an incubator. I don’t see a problem with letting the pregnancy run its course. I’d have some ethical qualms if a brain dead woman was implanted with a fertilized egg.

  • Brett_McS

    I infer that Mona is not a fan of Pamela Geller? You’re so catty, BM!

    • moraywatson

      Mona defaced Ms. Geller’s posters in New York.

    • Ha! I just checked, she did block me.

      I’ve never blocked anyone. I muted someone (i.e. he can read my tweets but I don’t see his) once, but only after repeatedly asking him politely just to stop bugging me with his numerous idiotic tweets re. a “discussion” in which I had no interest in engaging.

      These people who BLOCK the moment someone sends them a single tweet they don’t like are so passive-aggressive and silly. They’re trying to make out that they’re being stalked and are therefore important. I think women do it far more than men.

      (That is the only tweet I’ve ever sent her, BTW.)

      • Frau Katze

        Could be related to the volume of negative stuff a person like her no doubt receives. I am sure she has a ton of enemies (she deserves them too)

        • Meh. It’s drama queen stuff. And anyway, as I say, just mute if you feel you must.

  • RevnantDream

    Pregnancy is a disease among “progressives”. Life is a pathogen to them, especially human life. It makes perfect sense to them to kill any baby or pre born child no matter what. Its why they hate Palin for opting to have a child that in their minds is defective

  • moraywatson

    How can Mona block you after her head has exploded. Your comment is going to give her a case of terminal cognitive dissonance.