Ireland’s deputy PM calls to clarify country’s abortion rules after woman’s death
Reuters: Ireland’s deputy prime minister has called to clarify the country’s abortion laws after a woman, who was denied a termination, died from septicaemia in an Irish hospital.
“I don’t think as a country we should allow a situation where women’s rights are put at risk in this way,” Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore told parliament Thursday.
Irish law does not specify the circumstances under which the threat to a mother’s life or health is high enough to justify termination.
Photo: This handout picture received from the Irish Times on Nov. 14, 2012, shows Indian national Savita Halappanavar who died after being refused a termination of her pregnancy at a hospital in Galway. (via AFP - Getty Images)