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Savita's husband to lead campaign against Ireland's abortion law
After the death of a pregnant lady in Ireland due to the strict abortion laws, the country has got the entire world's attention. The victim's husband is fighting tooth and nail so that no one dies due to the same problem in Ireland in future.

THE DEATH of Savita Halapannavar in Ireland due to the stringent abortion law of the country has caused much outrage among the people. So much so that talks of Indian government intervening in the matter have also cropped up.

Her husband, Praveen Halapannavar is determined not to give up the matter easily, and Savita's death has infused new life into the debate sorrounding the controversial abortion law.

Halapannavar is about to lead a campaign asking the government to change the abortion law. A number of doctors and organizations are supporting him over the cause and have asked him to lead the campaign. Dr CVR Prasad, orthopedic surgeon, Galway Clinic, Galway, Ireland while talking to The Times of India said, “It's ironic that people from outside the country are putting pressure to change the laws and by-laws of Ireland. Savita's case is a focal point for people here. I think she was born to change Irish law. The demand for change in abortion laws has taken a momentum. The laws may not become as liberal as in India but I hope it pushes the law further.”

Mother of deceased, in an interview said that the country killed her 30-year-old daughter to save their four-month-old grandchild. That it is high time that a call is taken on the matter is the requirement of the time. Halapannavar's main motive behind the campaign is to see that no other women undergo the same trauma, pain or the painful death that his wife has undergone.

The Government of Ireland through Indian foreign ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said, “We deeply regret the tragic death of Halappanavar; the death of an Indian national in such circumstances is a matter of concern.” The family of Savita is still awaiting the results of the inquiry but her husband is adamant about the change in the law of the country.

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