Savita Halappanavar
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Woman dies in Ireland after abortion request 'refused'

An investigation has been launched into the death of a woman who was refused an abortion at a hospital in Galway.

Savita Halappanavar suffered a miscarriage and died of blood poisoning. Her husband says she would still be alive if she had been allowed the procedure. Abortion is illegal in the Republic of Ireland except where there is a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother.

Mark Simpson reports.

  • 14 Nov 2012