Abortion Laws

  • Ireland performs first legal abortion after Savita case 23-08-2013 07:10 PM

    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...
  • Ireland: New law allows abortion if mother's life is in danger 12-07-2013 11:54 PM

    New Delhi: Abortion is now legal in Ireland on condition that it will save the life of the mother. The Irish Parliament passed the pro-abortion 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...
  • Savita's death: Midwives warn of more tragedies 13-05-2013 03:30 PM

    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 31-year-old 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 01-05-2013 05:14 PM

    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 life-saving abortion. The new bill, which will have...
  • Savita's husband likely to pursue her case in European courts 20-04-2013 06:37 PM

    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 11-member on...
  • Ireland: Savita's husband 'optimistic' as verdict nears 19-04-2013 07:45 PM

    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....
  • Irish doctors reject motion supporting regulation of abortion 06-04-2013 09:29 AM

    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...
  • I have no faith in Irish govt's probe, says Savita husband 22-11-2012 10:41 PM

    The husband of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died after being denied abortion, questions the credibility of the Irish government probe. ...
  • Savita death case: Irish PM in no rush over abortion issue 17-11-2012 11:15 AM

    Dublin: Ireland's Prime Minister said on Friday he would not be rushed into making a decision on the issue of abortion, after an Indian woman who was refused a termination died from blood poisoning in an Irish hospital. "This is a matter that has divided Irish society now for a...