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Lessons From the Death of Savita Halappanavar – A digest

This week, ASAP’s blog covered the death of Savita Halappanavar and discussed several restricting factors that affect women’s choices in Ireland, and in other parts of the world. To read these, please see the following articles Savita Halappanavar: A Preventable … Continue reading

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Savita Halappanavar: A Preventable Death

Last week, Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year old dentist of Indian origin died after she was denied an abortion at an Irish hospital. She was in pain from a uterine infection, caused by damage to  the membranes around the fetus (thus … Continue reading

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Food For Thought!

One of the themes that came up during our tweetathon was religious conservatism and the abortion stigma it engenders. Several tweeters were worried that religious fundamentalists and conservative politicians were forcing countries to take a step back, and curtail rights that had … Continue reading

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