(and horrified and dismayed) By the story of Savita Halappanavar who died after three days of suffering and begging for a termination to a pregnancy that was not going to end with a surviving baby. I am also perturbed that it was quite hard to find any medical practitioner commenting on standard medical practice in cases such as this one in countries that do not have Ireland’s regressive laws on abortion. I am also perturbed that I seemed to be the only one who identifies as pro-choice asking whether there might have been medical reasons to not perform a termination to the pregnancy. This might be because I am ignorant. However, I see plenty of ignorance in the comments around me (for example, in the use of the term “miscarriage” which medically is ambiguous). After much digging, I found this article which explains what is the recommended medical practice in other countries. One hopes journalists also consulted medical practitioners before writing their pieces, even if they didn’t quote them.
That Israel and Palestine seem to be at war again and that we have one more occasion to see dead children being pulled out of rubble. Also that Israel is live blogging the war developments, including linking to its successful assassination mission. On the one hand, in this information age, someone will put up those photos and videos. On the other, it just seems like going too far. Who knows? Maybe this will be the norm 5 years from now. I also realised that I am stuck in some sort of WWII mentality where I believe the US will volunteer its army to sort things out but slight panic because the US seems to have its hands full with other pointless wars and then does this mean that other countries have to expend the lives of their soldiers. I know, there is a lot wrong with that thought.
That I am entirely bored by everything at work. I need to find a way to stop my mind glazing over.
That I feel no desire to talk to almost anyone because when I do, I feel like rolling my eyes and saying “No, you idiot…”
That I have no desire to have sex. Possibly ever.
I know. I am not a happy camper right now.