Ireland set to legalize abortions when woman’s life is at risk
In a move unthinkable even a few years ago, the Irish government is set to introduce legislation permitting abortions in limited circumstances.
The decision follows pressure from the European court of human rights, which ruled that abortions should be allowed in the republic in cases where a woman’s life was at risk, reports the Guardian.
The abortion ban gained attention last month after an Indian woman, Savita Halappanavar, died in Galway university hospital during a miscarriage after she and her husband had repeatedly asked for a termination of her 19-week-old pregnancy.
Her husband, Praveen, alleged that medical staff told them “this is a Catholic country” and that they would not carry out the termination
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