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Dying in Vain? The Death of Savita Halappanavar

Hosted by Wellington Skeptics in the Pub

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When Savita Halappanavar died from septicemia at University Hospital Galway after doctor's refused to abort her miscarrying foetus, there we protests from Berlin to New Delhi. Those in the political establishment were quick to promise reforms of Ireland's draconian abortion laws but following the introduction of recent legislation has anything really changed? With an estimated 5,000 Irish women still travelling to the UK every year to access safe and legal abortion, Cormac Maguire explores the complexities of the issues and laws involved.