Someone said :
I have every sympathy with the family. I have supported legalised abortion in cases of rape or saving the mother's life. What to do when the mother is clinically dead but the foetus lives is very difficult. I think if the baby can be brought to term and have a good quality of life, then the pregancy should proceed. That seems to be what the 1983 amendment implies. On the other hand if the foetus is unviable I would support an abortion.
In the meantime I would favour handing the abortion issue to be examined by a constitutional convention with serious non political and non party representation as well as political.
Number one, the foetus isn't viable, the mother is dead? Do you understand that? Dead.
There would be no need for an abortion.
Number Two, the doctors don't want to keep this girl on life support, they are only doing because of the fear of the law.