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.