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Woman’s life saved in first-ever legal Irish abortion

A woman’s life was saved when doctors performed Ireland’s first legal abortion earlier this summer. The Irish Times reported Friday that the first termination of a pregnancy under the country’s historic new abortion law was performed at National Maternity Hospital in Dublin. Ireland passed its new law allowing abortions in…

Irish lawmakers to pass bill expanding access to abortion

Irish lawmakers are set to introduce abortion in limited cases where the mother’s life is at risk, when controversial new laws go to a final vote Wednesday night. The predominantly Catholic nation’s abortion laws faced global scrutiny after the death of 31-year-old Indian woman Savita Halappanavar in a Galway hospital…

The Savita Halappanavar case: Judicial inquiry told abortion refusal was ‘Catholic thing’

An Irish inquest into the death of a pregnant Indian woman who was allegedly denied a termination heard from a witness Tuesday who said an abortion was refused due to a Roman Catholic ethos. Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old dentist originally from India, died in a hospital in Galway, on the…

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