Irish woman after abortion refusal
- Published: 14 Nov 2012 at 21.48
- Online news:
Irish authorities on Wednesday investigated the death of a woman who was refused a termination after doctors told her it was a Catholic country, in a case that has revived debate about abortion laws.
Prime Minister Enda Kenny told lawmakers he was awaiting the results of two reviews of the death of Savita Halappanavar, who is originally from India, at University Hospital Galway in western Ireland.
Abortion is illegal in Roman Catholic-dominated Ireland except when it is necessary to save the life of the mother.
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