Abortion

  • 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...
  • Even as Ireland votes to legalise abortion, Savita's father says justice not done to them 12-07-2013 03:58 PM

    The Ireland government has voted 127 to 31 to legalise abortion for life-saving cases. This comes after a day's heated debate following the death of 31-year-old Indian dentist Savita Hallapanavar, after being denied a life-saving abortion. But Savita's father AS Yalgi said he wants justice. The guilty should be punished,...
  • Republican-led US House passes bill restricting abortion 19-06-2013 07:29 AM

    Washington: The Republican-controlled 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...
  • Ireland: Hospital staff failed to adequately assess Savita Halappanavar, says report 13-06-2013 11:46 PM

    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 12-06-2013 02:30 PM

    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...
  • Tirath to approach Health Ministry on abortion pills 01-06-2013 01:58 AM

    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 29-05-2013 11:04 AM

    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 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...
  • Man arrested for raping 14-year-old stepdaughter 20-04-2013 03:45 AM

    Rohtak: A man has been arrested for allegedly raping his 14-year-old 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 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....
  • Savita Halappanavar death: Doctor admits system failures 10-04-2013 08:31 PM

    London: Savita Halappanavar's consultant obstetrician has admitted there were a number of system failures in her care at Galway University Hospital, where the 17-week 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 08-04-2013 10:10 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Savita death case: NHRC registers case 01-12-2012 08:44 AM

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  • Savita Halappanavar death: Ireland orders 3rd probe 24-11-2012 09:54 AM

    Dublin: Ireland ordered a third probe into NRI doctor Savita Halapannavar's tragic death at a Galway hospital earlier this month after her dentist husband Praveen claimed that crucial papers relating to her repeated requests for abortion were missing from the Galway University Hospital's files. Halapannavar was miscarrying and had repeatedly...