How The Tragic Death Of A Woman Denied An Abortion In Ireland Could Become The Norm In America

From ThinkProgress Wed Nov 14 2012, 10:30:49

Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian woman living in Ireland, went to the hospital when she first began to miscarry -- but thanks to Ireland's stringent abortion ban, medical professionals denied her repeated requests to quickly terminate the pregnancy because they could still detect a fetal heartbeat. The Irish hospital required her to extend her miscarriage [...]

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