Savita Halappanavar

New Irish Abortion Legislation Will Not Prevent Another Savita Halappanavar Case

Dr Clara Fischer | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Clara Fischer

This week, the Irish parliament is debating new abortion legislation, to be enacted before the parliamentary summer break. For anybody familiar with the now infamous Savita Halappanavar case, this should instinctively come as welcome news. Yet, almost eight months later, the Irish government is proposing a law that does nothing to prevent another scenario like the fateful one endured by Ms. Halappanavar.

Dirty Little Secrets? Children Conceived in Rape

Ben Acheson | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

When a 14 year old Irish girl was raped and became pregnant in 1992, nobody knew that the shockwaves would still be rippling 20 years later. This week, the 'Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill' is navigating the Irish Parliament. If successful, abortion, where there is a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother, may soon be legalised in Ireland.

Savita Halappanavar Died 'As A Result Of Medical Misadventure'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK

An Indian dentist who was refused a termination in an Irish hospital as she miscarried died as a result of medical misadventure, a jury at her inquest...

'Abortion Could Have Saved Savita' Inquest Hears

PA | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

An Indian dentist would probably still be alive if the law in Ireland allowed an abortion as she miscarried, an inquest was told. A leading obstetr...

Widower 'Forgives' Midwife Over Pregnant Wife's Death

PA | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

The widower of an Indian woman who died following a miscarriage in hospital in Ireland said he forgives a midwife who said a termination was not possi...

Inquest Into Irish Miscarriage Death Set To Open

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK

An inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar Indian dentist after she suffered a miscarriage in an Irish hospital is scheduled to begin on Monday,...

Call For Public Inquiry Into Savita's Death To Be Taken To Human Rights Court

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

Calls for a public inquiry into the death of a woman in Ireland after being refused an abortion are being taken to the European Court of Human Rights....

Miscarriage of Justice

Charlotte Ryan | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ryan

The complete ban on abortion sends out the message that women are simply vehicles to bring life into the world and, if they lose their own life in the process, well, at least they have fulfilled their ultimate purpose.

Open Letter to Enda Kenny Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) About Abortion Rights in Ireland

Orna Ross | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Politics
Orna Ross

I write as one of the offshore Irish, who spoke outside the Irish embassy in London last week to honour the memory of Savita Halappanavar and urge your government to respond appropriately to her death.

Savita Halappanavar's Death - A Human Rights Issue

Barbara Hewson | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Politics
Barbara Hewson

The problem which Ireland now faces is that Ms Halappanavar's Convention rights under Articles 3 and 8 appear to have been breached, as well as her right to life. She was in a position of great vulnerability, yet she seems to have been treated deplorably.

Father Calls For Change In Ireland Abortion Law

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK

The father of a pregnant Indian woman who died after being refused an abortion in Ireland has urged the country's prime minister to change the country...

Yes, Savita Halappanavar's Death IS a Political Issue

Kate Smurthwaite | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Politics
Kate Smurthwaite

This weeks' protest outside the Irish Embassy in London over the death of Savita Halappanavar was a first for me. I've been to dozens of pro-choice protests before but this was the first time I've attended one with no sign whatsoever of a counter-protest. I guess it's hard to claim to be 'pro-life' when someone is actually dead.

Inquiry Into Pregnant Woman's Death 'Must Stand Up To Global Scrutiny'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

An investigation into the death of a woman in Ireland who was refused an abortion must stand up to international scrutiny, a government minister has s...

We Shouldn't Need Martyrs for Abortion Reform in Ireland

Genevieve Shanahan | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Genevieve Shanahan

It is abhorrent that it should come to this. That we should need a martyr - Savita Halappanavar. Are the Irish people not smart enough that we might have heeded the warnings and stopped this tragedy before it happened?

Woman Dies In 'Agony' After Being Refused Abortion

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

A woman has died in an Irish hospital after she was refused an abortion. Savita Halappanavar, a dentist aged 31, was 17 weeks pregnant when she die...