There is no Catholic doctrine against the hospital staff’s diagnosing and treating an e. coli infection. If treatment caused a miscarriage, her child would have been given nutrition, hydration and respiratory support and then a decent burial, and Savita would be alive. But the treatment probably wouldn’t have caused a miscarriage. At worst, it might have caused immune deficiencies or overreactivity in the child, which in turn could have been treated when the child became stronger.
Neither the Church nor Irish law is responsible for the tragic misinterpretation.
My heart and prayers go out to Savita, her child, her family and her friends, and to the staff who made what sounds like an honest, rare mistake.