Scandal in Ireland as woman dies in Galway 'after being denied abortion'


Further details on the Galway death.

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.”

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    that this still happens breaks my heart.
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    when religion is first introduced into a medical situation by the medical provider, it’s time to get a new medical...
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    Yeeep, this is what we need to deal with here. Abortion has JUST ABOUT been made legal where I live, and of course...