Savita Halappanavar

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Ireland to OK Abortion to Save Mom's Life

Church attacks proposed abortion bill

(Newser) - Ireland is taking a fresh look at its abortion laws after the death of a woman denied a potentially life-saving abortion . The government has pledged to bring in a law that will allow women to have an abortion if their lives are in danger, including, controversially, from their own threats... More »

Husband of Woman Denied Abortion Suing Ireland

Savita Halappanavar died Oct. 28

(Newser) - The widower of an Indian woman who died in an Irish hospital after being refused an abortion plans to sue Ireland's government in the European Court of Human Rights. Praveen Halappanavar confirmed his decision today through his lawyer. His wife, Savita, died Oct. 28 in a Galway hospital one... More »

Ireland Promises 'Clarity' on Abortion After Woman's Death

Government to spell out when a woman's life takes precedence

(Newser) - Ireland's government today promised to bring "legal clarity" to the nation's strict anti-abortion laws after an Indian woman's high-profile death , reports Reuters . Savita Halappanavar, 31, died of blood poisoning in a Galway hospital after doctors refused her request to terminate her failing pregnancy. They said they... More »

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