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Halappanavar, a Hindu of Indian origin, was suffering from a miscarriage when she was 17 weeks pregnant, and she sought medical attention and treatment at University Hospital Galway where she was denied a life saving abortion.
Her husband, Praveen Halappanavar, said that the hospital told them the foetus was not viable, but they could not perform an abortion, because Ireland was a Catholic country and the foetal heart was still beating.
During the next several days, Halappanavar developed septicemia and multiple organ failure, which led to her death. Her husband said he has "no doubt" that she would still be alive if she had had an abortion
The outpouring since has been incredible and pressure on the Irish government to legislate for safe and legal access to abortion where the mothers life is at risk has increased. This thunderclap will coincide with a protest happening outside the Dail in Dublin at 7pm on Wednesday 28th of November. Make your voices heard, around the world. Legislate now.
Savita died needlessly. The Irish government know it and we must ensure they legislate for Savita now, for the X Case and for all women's right to chose in Ireland. Praveen, Savita's husband has shown tremendous integrity and resilience - we must demand change, now.