I'm sure quite a number of people on this board will of heard of this case with the wide coverage it's received but I don't recall any discussion about it on here.|
For those who don't know the story Savita Halappanavar was admitted to University Hospital Galway with back pain. She then suffered a miscarriage a couple of days later. The fetus still had a heartbeat however and despite Savita's numerous requests the hospital refused to perform a medical abortion.
The fetus survived for 3 days during which time Savita picked up an infection due to the state she was left in. This then lead to her death.
There's been uproar here in Ireland about it since and a lot of people are looking for laws to be changed. Seems absolutely ridiculous that a woman can die because of backwards laws in a country shes not even native to.