Tag Archives: Savita Halappanavar

Chile won’t let pregnant 11-year-old raped by her mother’s boyfriend have an abortion

TweetShe is known as Belén. She is eleven years old and 14 weeks pregnant. She was raped repeatedly by her mother’s boyfriend over the course of two years. The mother claims the relationship that started when her daughter was NINE was consensual. Thankfully, Belén’s grandmother doesn’t see it that way, and she alerted the police [...]
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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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We already lost Savita in Ireland. Don’t let Beatriz die in El Salvador.

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post by Juliana Britto Schwartz. By day, Juliana is a student at University of California, Santa Cruz. By night, she is a Latina feminist blogger at Julianabritto.com, where she writes about reproductive health justice, immigration, and feminist movements in Latin America. You all remember Savita Halappanavar, right? Well, the world is looking at another Savita [...]
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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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What We Missed

Tweet Two really important and moving videos about Savita Halappanavar, who died– no, was killed– after miscarrying 17 weeks into her pregnancy when doctors in Ireland refused to abort the fetus. Why the term “Friend Zone” has a misogynistic undertone. Ohio ignores sex ed so it can focus on War on Women. Protests held around the world against [...]
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