jueves, 28 de febrero de 2013

TV9 News: Pregnant Indian Woman Dies After Irish Hospital Refuses Abortion

TV9 News: Pregnant Indian Woman Dies After Irish Hospital Refuses Abortion........., Hospital Refuses Abortion To Indian Woman, Dies In Ireland Health officials investigate after the woman's husband says doctors told his wife: "This is a Catholic Country." Investigations have been launched after a pregnant woman died in hospital in Ireland after allegedly being refused an abortion. Savita Halappanavar, 31, suffered a miscarriage and septicaemia. Her husband Praveen claims doctors refused to carry out a termination for religious reasons. Mrs Halappanavar, who was from India, was 17 weeks pregnant when admitted to Galway University Hospital. She was suffering from agonising pain and, according to her husband, made several requests for an abortion. Mr Halappanavar, 34, said doctors had refused to terminate the pregnancy because there was a foetal heartbeat and told his wife: "This is a Catholic country." The young woman, who had been practising as a dentist in the Republic of Ireland for some time, died on October 28 after developing septicaemia - an infection in the blood. Her death is expected to spark a backlash against the Irish government, criticised by left-wing members of parliament for failing to introduce new laws to permit abortion in life-threatening circumstances. Clare Daly, a Socialist Party member of parliament, said: "A woman has died because Galway University Hospital refused to perform an abortion needed to prevent serious risk to her life. "We were told <b>...</b>
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