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By decriminalising abortion, N Ireland has finally upheld women’s rights

Now, health workers do not have to worry about prosecution, and doctors will have to begin specialising in this service. All this does not mean that those opposed will not disrupt things, though the buffer zones, which will be in place outside hospitals, should help

Pro-choice activists take part in a photo call in the grounds of Stormont Parliament, Belfast, October 21, 2019(AP)
Updated on Oct 22, 2019 04:20 PM IST
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Ireland passes Bill to legalise abortion following May referendum

Ireland on Thursday passed a Bill to legalise abortion following a referendum in the country in May on the controversial issue sparked by the death of Savita Halappanavar, who died in 2012 when she was refused abortion due to prevailing laws.

Savita Halappanavar, a dentist who became an icon of the ‘Yes’ campaign during the referendum, died of sepsis in Galway after being denied abortion during protracted miscarriage.(Reuters/File Photo)
Updated on Dec 14, 2018 08:23 PM IST
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Emma Watson addresses note to Indian woman who died after being denied abortion

Emma Watson, continuing her constants fight for women’s right, has written a note addressed to Dr Savita Halappanavar who died in Ireland on being denied an abortion.

Emma Watson is a champion of feminism and human rights.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 02, 2018 08:15 PM IST
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Ireland’s new abortion law may be named after Savita Halappanavar

Together For Yes, an umbrella group representing pro-repeal organisations, called on the government to start immediately working on legislation.

Messages are left at a memorial to Savita Halappanavar a day after an Abortion Referendum to liberalise abortion laws was passed by popular vote, in Dublin, Ireland May 27, 2018.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2018 07:22 AM IST
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“We’ve got justice,” says Savita Halappanavar’s father after Ireland votes to repeal abortion ban

Savita Halappanavar’s death was a catalyst for the movement to repeal the eighth amendment, paving the way for new legislation to allow for the termination of pregnancies in the predominantly Catholic country.

A woman looks at a new mural of Savita Halappanavar with flowers placed beneath it put up on the day of the Abortion Referendum on liberalising abortion laws in Dublin, Ireland May 25, 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 27, 2018 04:31 PM IST
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