Savita Halappanavar’s father thanks Irish voters for ‘historic’ abortion vote

Savita Halappanavar's father thanks Irish voters for 'historic' abortion vote
Father of woman who died of sepsis after being denied abortion in Ireland says he very happy at projected result of referendum

Harriet Sherwood
Sat 26 May 2018

The father of Savita Halappanavar, the 31-year-old dentist who died of sepsis in 2012 after being denied an abortion during a protracted miscarriage, has said he is “very happy” at the projected result of Ireland’s referendum.

Speaking to the Guardian by phone from his home in Karnataka, south-west India, Andanappa Yalagi said: “We’ve got justice for Savita, and what happened to her will not happen to any other family now.

“I have no words to express my gratitude to the people of Ireland at this historic moment.”