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Wednesday 14th November 2012
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Politicians to blame for death of Savita Halappanavar
Cork Feminista is appalled to learn of the death of Savita Halappanavar following the refusal of medical staff at University Hospital Galway to carry out a lifesaving abortion.
Mrs Halappanavar and her husband were told that they could not access abortion as Ireland ‘is a Catholic country’ and the foetal heartbeat was still present even though it was clear the foetus would not survive.
Mrs Halappanavar died last month, despite the fact that two decades ago the Supreme Court ruled women had a right to access abortion where there was a real and substantial risk to their life. However successive governments have refused to legislate to give effect to this ruling.
Cork Feminista Co-Founder, Linda Kelly says
“It is completely unacceptable that in 2012 women are dying because the government is…
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