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Old 08-17-2013, 07:58 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by nyuk nyuk View Post
How dare they exercise their right to practice as they choose!
They choose to allow, after decades of politicians ignoring the Irish Supreme court and another needless death. How dare they!!

Ireland Enacts Law Providing For Abortion, A First

July 30, 2013 2:26 PM

Ireland now has its first law making abortion legal in the country under specific conditions, after President Michael D. Higgins signed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 into law Tuesday........

.......The legislation comes after an incident last fall, when as The Irish Times' John Waters says, "a woman died in hospital in Galway as a result, it was said, of a failure to give her an abortion when she requested one and when this would've saved her life."

That incident, which came to be known as the Halappanavar case after the late Savita Halappanavar, "caused a huge controversy which drew attention to the lack of clarity in the law and most politicians preferred not to have to deal with," Waters told NPR's Rachel Martin on .
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