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Apr 04, 2019
Doctor can terminate 20-week pregnancy without court's permission if mother's life is in danger: Bombay HCA registered doctor can terminate a pregnancy that has crossed the 20-week period without permission from court only if it poses a risk to the woman's life, the Bombay High Court has ruled.
Sep 28, 2018
India's abortion laws fail to consider public health challenges, push women towards unsafe medical practitionersIndia has a broadly liberal law that allows abortion services to save lives of women, preserve physical and mental health. Yet, the recent Guttmacher study (2017) shows that around 56 percent of abortions in India are conducted illegally.
May 27, 2018
Savita Halappanavar's father hails 'justice for daughter', thanks Irish voters for historic referendum on abortionSavita's death was a catalyst for the movement to repeal the eighth amendment, paving the way for new legislation to allow for the termination of pregnancies in the predominantly Catholic country.
May 25, 2018
Ireland holds referendum for historic change in abortion rights; activists seek overturn of Catholic law in orthodox stateIreland votes on Friday in an abortion referendum that could be a milestone on a path of change in a country that, only a few decades ago, was one of Europe’s most socially conservative.
Oct 01, 2017
Irish protesters in Dublin assert 'my body, my choice,' seek liberalisation of stringent abortion lawsThousands marched in Dublin in favour of liberalising Ireland's tight abortion laws ahead of a planned referendum on the fiercely-debated issue
Sep 01, 2014
US judge blocks Louisiana from enforcing restrictive abortion lawA federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law.
Dec 19, 2012
After Savita's death, Ireland to legalise abortion to save mother's lifeThe move, unthinkable till few years ago, comes after a huge public outcry over the death of 31-year-old Savita, who died in October at Galway University Hospital.
Nov 24, 2012
Public inquiry into Savita’s death not ruled out: Irish govt officialA senior Irish government official has not ruled out a public inquiry into the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died due to pregnancy-related complications after being denied abortion in Ireland.
Nov 22, 2012
Probe must meet the needs of Savita's family: Irish prezHiggins' unprecedented move will increase the pressure on the government to recast the investigation in response to Savita's husband Praveen's demand for a full public probe.
Nov 16, 2012
Savita's life could have been saved in Ireland: British MPNoting that religious views have taken precedence over medical need, an Indian-origin British MP today said the two inquiries launched by Ireland into the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar should satisfy her family and friends.