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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:08 PM

 

Thousands protest in Ireland to liberalize abortion laws

The recent death of a woman reportedly denied an abortion has sparked outrage. In Dublin, thousands of marchers demanded liberalization of Ireland's tough – and, some say, unclear – anti-abortion laws.



By Jason Walsh
Christian Science Monitor
November 17, 2012

Thousands gathered on the streets of Irish capital Dublin today to demand liberalization of Ireland's stringent anti-abortion laws.

The street protest, the second the city has seen in three days, was called in response to the Oct. 28 death in a Galway hospital of Savita Halappanavar, who was pregnant and reported to the hospital complaining of severe pain. She was reportedly refused an abortion, and died after complications during a miscarriage. Her widower, Praveen, says they was told this was because Ireland was "a Catholic country."

The death has sparked outrage across Ireland — and the world. One headline in an Indian newspaper's online edition accused Ireland of murdering Ms. Halappanavar.

March organizers claim a turnout of 20,000, but Irish police gave a figure of 6,000. Either way, the march was unusually large by Irish standards, wending its war from the Garden of Remembrance, a national independence memorial, to Ireland's parliament, DáIl Éireann, just over a mile away.

More: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2012/1117/Thousands-protest-in-Ireland-to-liberalize-abortion-laws

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UnrepentantLiberal Nov 2012 OP
CTyankee Nov 2012 #1
UnrepentantLiberal Nov 2012 #4
Scurrilous Nov 2012 #2
progressoid Nov 2012 #3
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #5
McCamy Taylor Nov 2012 #6
WillyT Nov 2012 #7

Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:11 PM

1. That woman was certainly legally murdered. She was not Catholic. Her religious beliefs were not

respected and she lost her life.

This is what we will get in the U.S. if we allow it to happen here!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:12 PM

4. It was definitely murder.

 

Organized religion at its finest.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:19 PM

2. Good for them!

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:20 PM

3. Rec!!!

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:36 PM

5. at the very least it's manslaughter

She was in a hospital. A place where doctors are suppose to do everything possible to keep their patient alive and they willfully did nothing and let her die. I'm glad to see them protesting. I hope they are able to change the law.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:36 PM

6. The doctors should be prosecuted for murder. Tourists should boycott Ireland

until the law is fixed. This could be any pregnant visitor. I shudder to think of that poor woman, lying there a prisoner of someone else's religious extremism, forced to die for no reason at all.

Maybe the EU should file some charges.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:48 PM

7. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!

Lhi:


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