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Topic - Savita Halappanavar
Pressure is mounting in Ireland for the government to draft a law spelling out when life-saving abortions can be performed following the death in the hospital of a pregnant woman who was denied an abortion.
Pressure mounted Thursday for the Irish government to draft a law spelling out when life-saving abortions can be performed _ a demand that came after a pregnant woman who was denied an abortion died.
The debate over legalizing abortion in Ireland flared Wednesday after the government confirmed that a woman in the midst of a miscarriage was refused an abortion and died in an Irish hospital after suffering from blood poisoning.
For three days, doctors refused requests for a termination of the pregnancy because the fetus still had a heartbeat, Mr. Halappanavar said.
"How many more cases will there be? The rules should be changed as per the requirement of Hindus. We are Hindus, not Christians," she said.