Savita's death leads to a chain reaction against Irish anti-abortion laws
The tragic death of dentist Savita Halappanavar, 31, of Indian origin in Ireland, who was denied termination of her pregnancy that could have saved her life since she was miscarrying her baby, has caused a furore.
SAVITA WAS admitted to University Hospital, Galway, which confirmed she was miscarrying her baby, but was refused abortion on the pretext of Ireland being a catholic country and governed by religious laws.
Both the Halappanavar and Yalgi families are dejected after Savita's death and denial of justice. Grieved and shocked parents of Savita Halappanavar have also demanded amendment of Irish abortion laws to prevent such tragic but avoidable incidents.
There is an angry backlash of Savita's tragic death as protests by social activists, women groups and civil society organisation are being held in Ireland demanding relaxation of the country’s religious and strict anti-abortion laws.
Looking at the upsurge of protests, the Prime Minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny, has assured Parliament that he will look into the matter.