ABORTION

  • Minister resigns over Spain's failed abortion reform September 24, 2014

    Madrid: Spain's justice minister resigned over a failed bid to restrict women's right to abortion, which had sparked mass protests and international condemnation. The reform claimed the first scalp in Spain's conservative government since it took power in 2011, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, 55, a top member of the ruling Popular Party...
  • Savita Halappanavar case: Nine hospital staff members disciplined September 11, 2014

    London: Nine members of an Irish medical team that treated Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died after being denied a potentially lifesaving abortion when she was found to be miscarrying in 2012, have been disciplined with written warnings issued to some of them. The Health Service Executive (HSE) on Thursday confirmed...
  • J&K Government revokes licence of private hospital for negligence July 27, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Government has revoked the licence of a prominent private hospital and ordered its sealing after an eightmonth pregnant woman was allegedly wrongly administered medicine for abortion, leading to the death of her unborn child. Earlier, a doctor and a paramedic of the hospital were arrested following a...
  • Jammu: Hospital gives abortion pill to 8month pregnant woman 'by mistake' July 27, 2014

    Jammu: In a shocking case of alleged medical negligence in Jammu, a doctor and two paramedics have been arrested after a eightmonth pregnant woman was given abortion pill by mistake. The woman was admitted to a private hospital for glucose fluid intake but was given an abortion pill. The hospital...
  • Ireland performs first legal abortion after Savita case August 23, 2013

    London: Ireland's first life-saving pregnancy termination has been carried out under a new law following last year's tragic death of an Indian woman who died after being refused an abortion at an Irish hospital. The country's first legal termination was carried out on a woman who had an unviable 18-week pregnancy and...
  • Ireland: New law allows abortion if mother's life is in danger July 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Abortion is now legal in Ireland on condition that it will save the life of the mother. The Irish Parliament passed the proabortion Bill after 48 hours of negotiations, all sparked by the Savita Halappanavar case. The law came eight months late for 31 year old Savita Halappanavar who...
  • Even as Ireland votes to legalise abortion, Savita's father says justice not done to them July 12, 2013

    The Ireland government has voted 127 to 31 to legalise abortion for lifesaving cases. This comes after a day's heated debate following the death of 31yearold Indian dentist Savita Hallapanavar, after being denied a lifesaving abortion. But Savita's father AS Yalgi said he wants justice. The guilty should be punished,...
  • Ireland votes to legalise abortion in lifesaving cases July 12, 2013

    Eight months after 31yearold Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar died from pregnancy complications, the Ireland government has legalised abortions in lifesaving cases. This is a first for the Catholic country. ...
  • Republicanled US House passes bill restricting abortion June 19, 2013

    Washington: The Republicancontrolled US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation severely restricting abortions, a move that could alienate women from the conservative party. The bill would ban abortions 20 weeks after fertilization occurs, a time when a fetus begins to feel pain, Republicans said. The legislation makes exceptions for victims...
  • Ireland: Hospital staff failed to adequately assess Savita Halappanavar, says report June 13, 2013

    Staff at an Irish hospital failed to adequately assess and monitor Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died after suffering a miscarriage, a key report on her death said on Thursday and warned that such incidents could happen again in the absence of clarity on abortion law. A clinical inquiry into...
  • Police quiz doctor who allegedly conducted an abortion on Jiah Khan June 12, 2013

    Mumbai: The police are now recording the statement of the doctor who had allegedly conducted an abortion on Jiah Khan while she was in a relationship with actor Aditya Pancholi's son Suraj Pancholi. This even as the report of the hand writing analysis of the suicide letter allegedly written by...
  • Jiah Khan suicide case: Police to examine actress's medical records June 11, 2013

    The Mumbai Police will examine the medical records of Bollywood actress Jiah Khan as her suicide note mentioned an abortion. The actress was in a relationship with actor Aditya Pancholi's son, Suraj. ...
  • Tirath to approach Health Ministry on abortion pills June 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Concerned over the unchecked sale of abortion pills, Women and Child Development minister Krishna Tirath is planning to write to Health ministry seeking measures to regulate the sale of such medicines. Official sources said that Tirath, who is on a visit abroad, would soon be sending Health Minister...
  • Maharashtra doctors aborting girl child in other states May 29, 2013

    Mumbai: After the crackdown by the Maharashtra government on the doctors allegedly indulging in aborting female fetus in the state, the racket has now shifted to the neighbouring states. The racket of aborting female fetus is now operating in the states bordering Maharashtra as the doctors have set up their...
  • Savita's death: Midwives warn of more tragedies May 13, 2013

    London: Midwives and nurses in Ireland have warned that staff shortages at maternity units in the country could lead to a repeat of system failures that were blamed for Savita Halappanavar's death. The 31yearold dentist had died at Galway University Hospital on October 28, 2012, after a miscarriage at 17...
  • Ireland: Savita's death prompts review of abortion laws May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Irish cabinet has reached an agreement which will allow limited legal abortions for the first time ever. This historic bill is part of legislative changes that were promised after Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar died after she was denied a lifesaving abortion. The new bill, which will have to...
  • Savita's husband likely to pursue her case in European courts April 20, 2013

    London: The husband of an Indian dentist, who lost her life after being denied an abortion in Ireland, has indicated that he would consider further action in the case through the courts in Europe after a jury at her inquest ruled that she died of medical misadventure. An 11member on Friday...
  • Man arrested for raping 14yearold stepdaughter April 20, 2013

    Rohtak: A man has been arrested for allegedly raping his 14yearold step daughter for over a year, police said in Rohtak on Friday. Three women, including mother of the victim and a doctor, have also been booked by police on charges of getting the victim's abortion done in a private...
  • Ireland: Savita's husband 'optimistic' as verdict nears April 19, 2013

    London: Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar's husband on Friday said he is hopeful of a fair verdict in the inquest into his wife's death following a miscarriage in 2012. "I am still optimistic. The question that has always been in my mind is why Savita died. It has been very tough....
  • Savita Halappanavar death: Doctor admits system failures April 10, 2013

    London: Savita Halappanavar's consultant obstetrician has admitted there were a number of system failures in her care at Galway University Hospital, where the 17week pregnant Indian dentist died last October. Dr Katherine Astbury told the ongoing inquest into Savita's death at Galway Courthouse in Ireland that she was unaware of...
  • Ireland to begin inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death April 8, 2013

    Dublin: Ireland is set to begin an inquiry into the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar. She had died in 2012 after an Irish hospital denied her an abortion due to the country's strict Catholic laws. More than 50 statements by health experts have been furnished in the case. Ireland has...
  • Irish doctors reject motion supporting regulation of abortion April 6, 2013

    London: The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has rejected a motion supporting regulation of abortion where there is a real and substantial risk to the life of a pregnant woman as in the case of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died as a result of miscarriage. The motion was defeated by...
  • Savita death: Report says foetus not mother was main focus April 3, 2013

    London: Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died in Ireland in 2012 after being denied abortion, may have been saved had the hospital staff not paid "overemphasis" on the welfare of the unviable foetus and "underemphasis" on her deteriorating health, according to an inquiry report. The report by the Health Service...
  • Worker admits cutting 10 babies at abortion clinic March 20, 2013

    Philadelphia: A medical assistant told a jury on Tuesday that she snipped the spines of at least 10 babies during unorthodox abortions at a West Philadelphia clinic, at the direction of the clinic's owner. And she said Dr Kermit Gosnell and another employee did the same to terminate pregnancies. Adrienne Moton's testimony...
  • Lowering age of consent will lead to teenage pregnancies: SAD March 18, 2013

    The new anti-rape Bill will be taken up by the Union Cabinet Monday evening after it failed to achieve consensus at two all-party meetings. Sources told CNN-IBN that the key sticking point of lowering the age of consent for sex may have been solved with the government agreeing to keep...
  • Kerala: Husband, mother-in-law burn woman's private parts in a bid to abort baby March 5, 2013

    Thiruvanthapuram: In a shocking incident, a pregnant woman near here was allegedly made to drink water mixed with chilly powder and her private parts burnt using fire logs and cigarette butts by her husband and mother-in-law after she refused to go in for an abortion as demanded by him. Police said...
  • Savita death: Inquiry report leaked, says doctors failed to treat February 16, 2013

    London: Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar died as a result of a litany of failures by hospital staff, a leaked draft of a probe report said, proving her family's claim that her death was avoidable. The report by Ireland's health ministry revealed that doctors looking after for the 31yearold dentist seriously...
  • Sex selective abortion rampant in Delhi, says study January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Sexselective abortion is rampant in Delhi, particularly in south Delhi, a survey by Centre for Social Research (CSR), an organisation working for women empowerment and welfare, revealed on Wednesday. "CSR took this survey in southwest Delhi where the problem is more pronounced. About 900 households were surveyed for...
  • Catholic Church urges Irish to oppose abortion law December 25, 2012

    Dublin: The head of Ireland's Catholic Church urged followers in his Christmas Day message to lobby against government plans to legalise abortion. Ireland, the only European Union member state that currently outlaws the procedure, is preparing legislation that would allow limited access to abortion after the European Court of Human...
  • Ireland to legalise abortion when mother's life is at risk December 19, 2012

    Ireland on Tuesday announced it will legalise abortions when the mother's life is at risk, weeks after the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died after being refused an abortion in the European country. The decision comes after a huge public outcry over the death of 31yearold Savita, who...