Savita’s Law? Pro-choice groups back call from family to name abortion legislation after her

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Savita's Law? Pro-choice groups back call from family to name abortion legislation after her

David Young, Rachel Farrell and Laura Larkin
May 27 2018

PRO-CHOICE campaigners have backed calls for Ireland's new abortion laws to be named after Savita Halappanavar, the expectant mother who died after being refused a termination.

The Together for Yes coalition said the gesture would recognise the "great debt" the Irish people owed to Savita, the 31-year-old Indian dentist who died in a Galway hospital after doctors refused to perform an abortion as she miscarried.

Continued: https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/abortion-referendum/savitas-law-prochoice-groups-back-call-from-family-to-name-abortion-legislation-after-her-36950926.html

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Savita Halappanavar’s parents ‘really, really happy’ after abortion vote

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Savita Halappanavar’s parents ‘really, really happy’ after abortion vote
Father asks for legislation to be named ‘Savita’s law’ after thanking Irish people

May 26, 2018
Kitty Holland

The parents of Savita Halappanavar say they are “really, really happy” the Irish people are on course to deliver a strong ‘Yes’ in the abortion referendum.

Her father Andanappa Yalagi, speaking from the family home in Belgaum, Karnataka in south west India, asked that the legislation to give effect to the referendum result be named ‘Savita’s law’.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/savita-halappanavar-s-parents-really-really-happy-after-abortion-vote-1.3509839

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

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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.”

Continued: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/26/savita-halappanavar-father-thanks-irish-voters-for-historic-abortion-vote

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How one woman’s death pushed the Irish on abortion

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How one woman's death pushed the Irish on abortion

By Nick Miller
25 May 2018

London: Five years ago Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old pregnant woman, died of blood poisoning in the middle of the night in a hospital in Galway, after staff had refused to consider terminating her pregnancy until she was almost beyond saving.

That young dentist’s death galvanised the country’s pro-choice forces into action and, if the polls are accurate, on Friday Ireland will vote to end its abortion ban in a historic referendum.

Continued: https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/how-one-woman-s-death-pushed-the-irish-on-abortion-20180523-p4zh4p.html

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Ireland to vote on abortion in shadow of death

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Ireland to vote on abortion in shadow of death
Three separate medical and legal inquiries into Halappanavar’s death identified serious mistakes in her treatment at the Galway hospital

April 15, 2018
Gulf News, Mick O'Reilly, Foreign Correspondent

MADRID: The pain hasn’t gone away over these past five-and-a-half years. And there’s not a day that goes by that Andanappa Yalagi doesn’t think of his daughter, Savita Halappanavar, and how her death was so preventable.

Halappanavar died at a hospital in Galway, Ireland, in October 2012 from a septic miscarriage. Now, from his home in Karnataka, he is speaking out, hoping that Irish voters will change the anti-abortion constitutional ban that led to the death of his 31-year-old daughter.

Continued: http://gulfnews.com/news/europe/ireland-to-vote-on-abortion-in-shadow-of-death-1.2205604

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Ireland – Savita Halappanavar’s father urges Yes vote in abortion referendum

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Savita Halappanavar’s father urges Yes vote in abortion referendum
Andanappa Yalagi happy for pro-choice campaigners to use daughter’s image

Wed, Apr 11, 2018
Kitty Holland

The father of Savita Halappanavar, who died at University Hospital Galway in 2012 after a septic miscarriage, has called for a Yes vote in next month’s abortion referendum.

Andanappa Yalagi, speaking from the Indian state of Karnataka, said he had not known of the ballot, on May 25th, on whether to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution and liberalise Ireland’s abortion laws.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/savita-halappanavar-s-father-urges-yes-vote-in-abortion-referendum-1.3457368

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