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Death sparks criticism of Irish abortion laws

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Ireland's tough abortion laws came under fire on Wednesday following the death of an Indian woman after doctors allegedly refused her a termination because it was against the laws of the Catholic country. 

Protestors hold pictures of Indian Savita Halappanavar as they gather outside Leinster House during a demonstration in favour of abortion legislation in Dublin, Ireland. Ireland's tough abortion laws came under fire on Wednesday following the death of an Indian woman after doctors allegedly refused her a termination because it was against the laws of the Catholic country.

Prime Minister Enda Kenny described the death of Savita Halappanavar, who was admitted to hospital when she was 17 weeks pregnant, as a "tragedy" and said two investigations were underway into what happened.

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