Catholic Law

  • 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 life-saving abortion. The new bill, which will have to...
  • 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...
  • 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...