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India Summons Irish Envoy Over Abortion Controversy

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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India has summoned Ireland’s ambassador to New Delhi to discuss the death last month of an Indian woman who was denied an abortion on religious grounds in an Irish hospital. M. Ganapathi of India’s External Affairs Ministry met Friday with Irish envoy Feilim McLaughlin and voiced concern about the death of Savita Halappanavar. Ganapathi said […]

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Indian Parents Blame Irish Abortion Laws for Daughter’s Death

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The parents of an Indian woman who died last month in an Irish hospital after being denied an abortion are criticizing Ireland’s abortion laws. Savita Halappanavar, who lived in Galway in western Ireland, was 17 weeks pregnant when she suffered severe pain as a result of a miscarriage. Doctors allegedly refused her demand for an […]

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India Regrets Death of Indian Woman in Ireland

Posted November 15th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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India says it regrets the death of an Indian woman who passed away in an Irish hospital last month after being denied a termination of her pregnancy. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday the death of an Indian national in such circumstances is a matter of concern. He said Indian officials are awaiting the results […]

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Ireland Probes Death of Woman Denied Abortion

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Irish government is investigating the death of an Indian woman who died in an Irish hospital after being denied a termination of her pregnancy. Prime Minister Enda Kenny told lawmakers Wednesday that he is awaiting the results of two investigations into the death of Savita Halappanavar, an Indian national living in Galway, in western […]

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Northern Ireland’s First Abortion Clinic Opens, Draws Protests

Posted October 18th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The first abortion clinic on the predominantly Catholic island of Ireland has opened in the British-controlled northern city of Belfast. The clinic operated by London-based family planning group Marie Stopes received its first clients on Thursday. Hours ahead of the opening, about 200 conservative Catholics and Protestants held a protest outside the clinic, holding signs […]

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Rights Group Rebukes Turkish PM on Abortion Stance

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch has rebuked Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for suggesting Turkey should greatly restrict abortion. The international rights group on Thursday expressed concern about Mr. Erdogan’s recent statement that he views abortion as murder and that his government is preparing legislation to severely limit women’s access to abortion. Gauri van Gulik, global […]

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Turkey Preparing Law to Reduce Abortions

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey says its government is preparing draft legislation to reduce the number of abortions, days after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared the practice to “murder.” Officials said Tuesday the measure will be enacted into law. Mr. Erdogan attacked abortion last week in comments during the opening ceremony of a hospital in Istanbul. He said […]

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Virginia Approves Restrictive Abortion Bill

Posted March 2nd, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Lawmakers in the state of Virginia have passed a measure that will require women seeking an abortion to receive an ultrasound examination first. A final vote passed easily in the Republican-controlled House of Delegates Thursday, and Governor Bob McDonnell has said he will sign it into law. The examination procedure nominally is intended to determine […]

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Virginia Approves Restrictive Abortion Bill

Posted March 2nd, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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A measure that would require women in Virginia to undergo an external ultrasound before having an abortion has cleared its final legislative hurdle. The bill was approved Thursday by the Republican-controlled House of Delegates . The bill initially mandated women seeking an abortion to undergo a more invasive vaginal ultrasound, or imaging probe, to determine […]

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Virginia Lawmakers Scuttle ‘Personhood’ Bill

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Lawmakers in Virginia have abandoned attempts to pass a controversial bill this year that would grant legal protections to a human embryo, which opponents said amounted to outlawing abortion. The state Senate voted Thursday to send the bill back to a committee for consideration, putting it on hold until next year’s legislative session. The so-called […]

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