Irish authorities have launched a probe into the death of Savita Halappanavar, a dentist, who was 17 weeks pregnant and suffering a miscarriage and septicaemia at University Hospital Galway last month, The Irish Times reported today.
Her husband, Praveen Halappanavar, an engineer at Boston Scientific in Galway, said that she asked several times over a three-day period that the pregnancy be terminated.
Praveen said having been told she was miscarrying, and after one day in severe pain, Savita asked for a medical termination.
This was refused, he says, because the foetal heartbeat was still present and they were told, "this is a Catholic country".
The dead foetus was later removed and Savita was taken to the high dependency unit and then the intensive care unit, where she died of septicaemia on October 28.
An autopsy carried out two days later found she died of septicaemia "documented ante-mortem" and E.coli ESBL.
A hospital spokesperson confirmed the Health Service Executive had begun an investigation while the hospital had also instigated an internal investigation.
Abortion is illegal in the Republic of Ireland.
20000 woman in India die every year due to criminal and abortion related complications, so what is this big news? Because she was staying out side India?We start crying or celebrating if some Indian origin foreign settled person gets killed or gets a reward respectively.Over reactive we are.Why bring religion in to it?
Why the hell should we stay in such countries, which do not value human life. Govt of India should initiate legal action against such country.