(Irish woman died after denied abortion) Savita inquest told of repeated requests for termination [View all]
Source: Irish Times
Praveen Halappanavar has told the inquest into his wife Savita's death how she repeatedly asked doctors at University Hospital Galway for a termination, but this was refused because her foetus was still alive.
Mr Halappanavar said he and his wife asked consultant obstetrician Dr Katharine Astbury for a termination last October after learning that she was miscarrying at 17 weeks.
Ms Halappanavar died of septicaemia one week after being admitted to the hospital.
On the first day of the full inquest in Galway today, Mr Halappanavar spent 90 minutes reading his statement before Galway coroner Ciaran McLoughlin.
The first LBN thread I posted about the Savita story back in mid November got 141 recommendations. The inquest was the 2nd top story on the RTE Radio 1 hourly news I just heard this hour behind the death of former UK PM Thatcher.