Flowers, notes and messages placed at mural of Savita in Dublin

Flowers, notes and messages placed at mural of Savita in Dublin
Mural has become a focal point of remembrance of Ms Halappanavar

May 26, 2018
Kitty Holland

People have been gathering, laying flowers and writing notes of sorrow and gratitude, at a mural of Savita Halappanavar in Dublin on Saturday.

The mural, completed by the Aches graffiti artists beside the Bernard Shaw pub in Portobello this week, has become a focal point of remembrance of Ms Halappanavar, who died following a septic miscarriage in October 2012 in Galway University Hospital. She had requested a termination a number of times but was refused due to the presence of a foetal heartbeat.

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

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’.

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Ireland to vote on abortion in shadow of death

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.

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Friends of Savita condemn ‘rude, ridiculous’ Rónán Mullen claim

Friends of Savita condemn ‘rude, ridiculous’ Rónán Mullen claim
‘If there was abortion on demand... she wouldn’t have been pregnant,’ said Senator
Oct 20, 2017
Kitty Holland

Friends in Galway of Savita Halappanavar have described comments by Senator Ronan Mullen on the circumstances in which she died as “very sad”, “rude” and “ridiculous”.

Sreeni Rao, whose wife Mrdula was Ms Halappanavar’s closest friend in Ireland and who visited her in Galway University Hospital during her last week, said he could not understand the comments.

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