Terrifying and tragic story from Ireland: a woman in the midst of miscarriage, 17 weeks into her pregnancy, was denied a swift termination of the pregnancy and died several days later of septicemia.
That's right, she was miscarrying, but the doctors would not perform an abortion, which would have saved her life.
I'm linking above to a blog at the Irish Times. There've been protests and vigils both in and outside Ireland. The Indian ambassador to Ireland is going to pay a call on the Irish PM: this is turning into an international incident, because Savita Halappanavar was an Indian citizen.
It is a disgrace, a criminal act. When you hear the phrase "war on women," think of Savita Halappanavar's death.