Ireland Abortion

November 14, 2012 - 5:34 PM
A general view of Galway University Hospital, Ireland Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012 where Savita Halappanavar, a dentist aged 31, who was 17 weeks pregnant , died after suffering a miscarriage and septicaemia on on Sunday, Oct. 21. Her case highlighted the legal limbo in which pregnant women facing severe health problems can find themselves in predominantly Catholic Ireland.The woman's husband claimed she had complained of being in agonising pain while in Galway University Hospital. He has said that doctors refused to carry out a medical termination because the foetus's heartbeat was present. (AP Photo/PA)