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Ireland’s first legal abortion means Savita Halappanavar did not die in vain

TweetToday, Friday, it was confirmed that an hospital in Ireland performed the first legal abortion in the country. The abortion took place in a Dublin hospital on a woman whose 18-week pregnancy was non-viable and whose life was at risk. The woman, who is doing fine, had shown signs of sepsis. But she may owe [...]
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Ireland passes its first abortion law

TweetTalk about baby steps (no pun intended). Not even a year ago,  Savita Halappanavar died after being refused a life-saving abortion in Ireland. Her story brought international attention to exactly how strict the staunchly Catholic nation’s abortion ban was. In 1992 the Supreme Court did rule that abortions were allowed in cases where the pregnancy was [...]
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Irish lawmakers vote to allow abortion in life threatening cases

TweetIrish lawmakers voted today in favor of a bill that would allow abortion in cases where the pregnancy is life threatening. Abortion is otherwise illegal in Ireland. The Supreme Court ruled in 1992 that abortions are allowed to save the parent’s life. But the new bill is necessary because the court’s ruling hasn’t been effective [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Autostraddle takes on misogyny within butch communities. Feminists aren’t the ones who think all men are rapists. Rapists are. An open letter to Eve Ensler. 17-year-old girl wins hackathon. Angela Davis and Lennox Hinds denounce the FBI for naming Assata Shakur a “Most Wanted Terrorist.” Why the hunt for Shakur matters. Cosponsor the Employment [...]
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Report confirms that Savita Halappanavar didn’t need to die

TweetAn investigation confirms that Savita Halappanavar, the Irish woman who died last year after being denied an abortion after an incomplete miscarriage, lost her life because her doctors prioritized her unviable fetus over her own health. The report states: “The investigating team considers there was an apparent overemphasis on the need not to intervene until the [...]
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