Woman in Ireland Dies After Being Denied Abortion

Docs refused as dying fetus had heartbeat

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 14, 2012 2:42 AM CST

(Newser) – The death of a woman who succumbed to blood poisoning days after being denied an abortion has caused an outcry in Ireland, where abortion is illegal unless the life of the woman is in danger, the Guardian reports. Savtia Halappanavar, a 31-year-old dentist, was 17...   Read full story »

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