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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:42 PM

Scandal in Ireland as woman dies in Galway 'after being denied abortion' [View all]

Source: guardian

Health authorities in Ireland are investigating the death of a pregnant woman whose husband says she was denied an abortion following severe complications.

Savita Halappanavar, who was 17 weeks pregnant, died of septicaemia a week after presenting with back pain on 21 October at University hospital in Galway, where she was found to be miscarrying.

After the 31-year-old dentist was told that she was miscarrying, her husband reportedly said that she had asked for a medical termination a number of times over a three day period, during which she was in severe pain.

But he said these requests were denied because a foetal heartbeat was still present and they were told at one point: "This is a Catholic country."

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/14/ireland-woman-dies-after-abortion-refusal



How "pro life" is THAT??

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