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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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Update: Ireland’s abortion laws may be liberalized

TweetEarlier this month in Ireland Savita Halappanavarafter died after she was denied a medically necessary abortion. In the following days, allies in Ireland and across the world protested the Republic’s archaic and convoluted anti-abortion laws. Now, according to the Irish Independent, Ireland might be headed for long-needed policy change: The Government has been told in [...]
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A woman dies in Ireland after being denied medically necessary abortion

TweetTrigger Warning Conservatives love to wing-it when it comes to the science of the female body and what is and isn’t medically viable. Perhaps those that advocate for no access to abortion, under any circumstances whatsoever, believe women have some kind of magical ability to “shut the whole thing down” when they are faced with [...]
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Northern Ireland’s first abortion clinic to open next week

TweetAnd everyone is thrilled! Just kidding, there’s been a huge outcry in the heavily Catholic country. The clinic will be run by Marie Stopes International, and will offer a range of other reproductive health services (which is a bummer, because “abortion mill” is so much easier to say than “abortion and other reproductive health services [...]
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