Posts Tagged ‘abortion’

Several thousand people have gathered on Saturday in the Republic of Ireland to demand changes to the country’s abortion law, following the death of Savita Halappanavar.

The largest demonstrations took place in Dublin (photo, from dailymail.co.uk) where more than 4,000 people marched to the Irish parliament for a candle-lit vigil and held one minute silence. In Galway, where Mrs Halappanavar lived, more than 1,000 gathered for a vigil in Eyre Square, and some 60 members of the Indian community rallied outside the hospital and held two minutes of silent prayers. (more…)

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After being raped by her uncle, an 11-year-old Romanian girl, who is 21 weeks pregnant will be able to have an abortion, despite the fact that it is forbidden by law.

Due to the exceptional circumstances of her case, the procedure should go ahead, said a government committee. (more…)

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Compared to boys, the number of girls born and surviving in India has hit an all time low, says ActionAid. (more…)

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