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Abortion: Savita Halappanavar, the Indian who forced a rule change in Ireland

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Abortion: Savita Halappanavar, the Indian who forced a rule change in Ireland

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 28 May 2018, 07:18 pm

Dublin, May 28 (IBNS): A majority of Irish women are overjoyed after the country made abortion legal in Ireland, abolishing the age-old Eight Amendment.

According to said amendment, an unborn child has the same right to life as a pregnant woman. 

But, changing a rule takes time and sacrifices. One such sacrifice was made by an Indian lady, Savita Halappanavar, who died from infection in an Irish hospital in October 2012.

The death would have passed off like any other, hadn't she been pregnant and hadn't she requested for an abortion.

Halappanavar's infection was caused after she miscarried her first child.

Ireland, a Catholic major country, had reservation about abortion and refused to grant her permission, resulting in her untimely demise.

Halappanavar death gave her a cult status and made her the face of the campaign, which after half a dozen years culminated in favour of pro supporters.

Reacting to the rule change, Halappanavar parents told BBC that their daughter will finally rest in peace.

"It was a battle of six years and the battle is won," her parents said.

"Her soul will rest in peace now.

"We are thankful to those who fought the battle for my daughter," said her mother.

 

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Abortion: Savita Halappanavar, the Indian who forced a rule change in Ireland

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