Tag Archives: Savita Halappanavar

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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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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