Abortion Death

  • 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 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...
  • Savita death: Family to approach European Court of Human Rights November 30, 2012

    London: The husband of Savita Halappanavar will proceed with an application to the European Court of Human Rights after Irish Health Minister did not agree for a public inquiry into the circumstances leading to her death. Praveen Halappanavar has said the two inquiries established into his wife's death did not satisfy...
  • Abortion report: Ireland to decide before yearend November 28, 2012

    London: The Irish government has said it will make a decision before the yearend about the country's tough abortion laws, weeks after Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar died after she was refused termination of her pregnancy despite miscarrying. The government on Tuesday published the report of an expert group, which was appointed...
  • My personal condolances to Savita's family: Irish Minister November 26, 2012

    Ciarn Cannon, TD Ireland's Minister for Education and Skills talks about abortion law in Ireland and Savita's case. ...
  • 'Inquiry into Savita's death to be finished by Christmas' November 25, 2012

    London: The probe into Savita Halappanavar's death will be completed before Christmas, Ireland's Health Minister has said, even as her distraught husband was considering lodging a complaint with the Ombudsman to assert ownership of his wife's medical notes. "I've made it very clear this investigation must be completed as expeditiously...
  • Savita's abortion requests missing from medical file November 23, 2012

    London: Praveen Halappanavar, husband of an Indian dentist who died due to pregnancyrelated complications after being denied abortion in Ireland, says the medical notes made available to him do not contain their repeated pleas for a termination, but mention trivial requests for tea and toast. "They have all the other information...
  • Ireland to order statutory inquiry into Savita's death November 23, 2012

    Bangalore: Ireland will order a statutory inquiry, in addition to the medical one, into the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar due to pregnancyrelated complications after being denied abortion, in a move seen as an attempt to meet her husband's demand for a full public probe. "... But we will also...
  • Irish President intervenes in Savita death probe row November 23, 2012

    Ireland: In a rare intervention, the Irish President Michael D Higgins came out in support of the demand of Savita Halappanavar's family for an independent inquiry into her death saying that any investigation 'must meet the needs of the family'. Meanwhile, Savita's husband Praveen Halappanavar told CNNIBN that her medical report...
  • Ireland drops 3 doctors from Savita's death probe team November 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Ireland has dropped three doctors of the Galway University Hospital from the team that will probe death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died due to pregnancyrelated complications after being denied abortion. An announcement in this regard was made by Prime Minister Enda Kenny in the Parliament barely within...
  • Inquiry into Savita's death will be fair: Ireland November 20, 2012

    London: Facing all round flak, Ireland on Tuesday announced a sevenmember team headed by a noted Sri Lankan doctor to probe the tragic death of an Indian dentist after doctors allegedly refused to terminate her 17week pregnancy despite serious complications, saying "this is a Catholic country". It also promised that...
  • Savita's case was not about abortion: Ireland's bishops November 20, 2012

    London: Amidst a raging debate on the country's strict abortion laws, Ireland's Catholic bishops have said that the church "has never taught that the life of a child in the womb should be preferred to that of a mother". Reacting to the death of Savita Halappanavar, the standing committee of...
  • Irish cabinet to discuss the antiabortion law today November 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The Irish cabinet is expected to discuss amendments to its antiabortion law on Tuesday. This a day before the Irish Parliament discussed an expert committee's report into the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar. The 31year old died of complications on the October 28 after being denied a...
  • Irish Cabinet to take up abortion report amid protests November 19, 2012

    London: The Irish Cabinet will take up a report of an expert group on abortion on Tuesday as thousands of people in Ireland protest the tragic death of an Indian dentist. Irish Health Minister James Reilly has said he will be bringing the report of the expert group to the...
  • Irish govt must clarify on abortion issue: Amnesty November 17, 2012

    London: Observing that the tragic death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar illustrates a gap in Irish law, rights group Amnesty on Saturday asked Ireland to ensure that its domestic policy on access to abortion is in line with international human rights law. Amnesty International has written to Irish Minister for Health...
  • Ireland: Thousands of women move to England for termination November 17, 2012

    New Delhi: After the tragic death of a 31yearold Indian dentist in Ireland, Savita Halappanavar, India has formally spoken to authorities in Dublin. But as the probe goes on, it has been found that thousands of women from Ireland are forced to travel to England for abortions. Savita was unfortunate to...
  • Savita death: MEA summons Irish envoy after row over abortion November 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday summoned the Irish ambassador following the uproar over the death of an Indian woman in Ireland after a hospital denied her an abortion. Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar was denied the termination of her pregnancy under the country's antiabortion law even though...
  • Indian woman's death: Govt takes up the matter with Ireland November 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian government took up Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar's death in Ireland directly and the Indian ambassador in Dublin met Irish authorities on Friday after there were protests outside Irish parliament on Thursday. Meanwhile, Ireland has ordered two probes into the incident that took place earlier this week...
  • 'Blame doctors, not religion for Savita's death' November 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The tragic death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar's in Ireland sparked an outrage and brought the debate on the abortion laws to the fore front. Activists say medical negligence and not the Catholic Church should be blamed for Savita's death. The Indian ambassador in Dublin is expected to...
  • Is it time for the Catholic church to change its views on abortion? November 15, 2012

    The tragic death of a 31yearold Indian dentist in Ireland, Savita Halappanavar, has ignited public protests and political debate on the country's abortion laws that are based on Catholic principles. ...
  • Ireland: Indian woman's death sparks public, political anger November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The tragic death of a 31yearold Indian dentist in Ireland, Savita Halappanavar, who died after being denied a lifesaving abortion at an Irish hospital, has ignited public protests and political debate on the country's abortion laws that are based on Catholic principles. Seventeen weeks pregnant, Savita was admitted...
  • Thousands rally in Ireland over death of Indian woman November 15, 2012

    Dublin: Thousands of people rallied outside Ireland's parliament on Wednesday to demand strict abortion rules be eased after a pregnant Indian woman repeatedly denied a termination died in an Irish hospital. Savita Halappanavar, 31, admitted to University Hospital Galway in the west of Ireland last month, died of septicaemia a...
  • Indian woman's death: Irish authorities order probe November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The debate over legalising abortions in Ireland has revived after the death of 31yearold Savita Halappanavar, who died of complications after she was denied a potentially lifesaving abortion. Seventeen weeks pregnant, Savita was admitted to the hospital after she complained of severe back pain. Her husband says doctors diagnosed...
  • Savita's parents slam Ireland's abortion law November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Reacting to the tragic death of an Indian woman dentist in Ireland after being refused abortion, the Ministry of External Affairs has said that the Indian embassy in Dublin is closely monitoring the developments. "We deeply regret the tragic death of Ms Halappanavar. Our Embassy in Dublin is...