Kitty Holland, the reporter with the Irish Times who broke the story of the death of Savita Halappanavar now admits that her report was based on Praveen Halappanavar’s (Savita’s husband) version of events. She further admits that there may have been “no request for a termination.”
She was interviewed by Mark Coleman on Newstalk 106 last weekend, and was asked, “You’re satisfied that he (Praveen) did request a termination?”
She responded with, “Oh, I’m not satisfied of anything.” “I’m satisfied of what he told me, but I await as much as anyone else the enquiry and the findings. I can’t tell for certain. Who knows what will come out in that inquiry? They may come back and say she came in with a disease she caught from something outside the hospital before she even arrived in, and there was no request for termination. One may even wonder are requests for termination recorded at all in Irish maternity hospitals.” (end of quote)
How interesting! So now Miss Holland is awaiting the findings of the enquiry “as much as anyone else.” It is precisely because she (and her ilk) were not prepared to wait for the findings of the various enquiries that the Republic of Ireland found itself accused of “killing” Savita Halappanavar!
So we suggest that you, Miss Holland, backpedal furiously, because you have a long way to go back, to engage in some “damage limitation.”