Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Woman Dies in Irish Hospital After Her Request for a Life-Saving Abortion is Denied
BBC News: Woman dies after abortion request 'refused' as Galway hospital, by Shane Harrison:
The husband of a pregnant woman who died in an Irish hospital has said he has no doubt she would be alive if she had been allowed an abortion.
Savita Halappanavar's family said she asked several times for her pregnancy to be terminated because she had severe back pain and was miscarrying. . . .
TIME: Ireland Abortion Scandal: Death of a Pregnant Woman Prompts Soul-Searching, by Sorcha Pollak:
The death of an Indian woman who was allegedly refused an abortion even though her life appeared to her and her husband to be in danger has prompted Irish abortion rights activists to protest in several cities around the predominantly Catholic country. The public announcement on Nov. 14 of the woman’s death, which occurred last month in a hospital in the city of Galway, coincides with the release of a report commissioned by the Irish government into whether Ireland’s strict abortion laws should be liberalized. . . .