Ireland’s new abortion law may be named after Savita Halappanavar

Abortion in Northern Ireland let the people decide

Her Tory colleague, Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary, who is also responsible for the women and equalities brief within Government, said the referendum signalled a "historic and great day for Ireland" and a "hopeful one for Northern Ireland". "Savita!" in honor of Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old dentist who died of sepsis during a protracted miscarriage after being denied an abortion at a Galway hospital in 2012. She was 17 weeks pregnant at the time, and had asked medics for a termination when her medical situation became apparent.

In the wake of the successful repeal vote, Yalagi has said, "We are really, really happy".

Savita's death gave momentum to the movement against the restrictive abortion laws in the country.

At her home in Belgaum, southwest India, Savita's mother described the referendum result as a "victory" on behalf of her late daughter.

Exit polls from the Irish Times and broadcaster RTE had suggested the Irish people have voted by almost 70 percent to repeal the Eighth Amendment. No more lonely journeys across the Irish Sea.

This creates a fresh headache for May who is already struggling to unite her top ministers over plans to leave the European Union and is facing the prospect of a series of rebellions in parliament over her Brexit plans.

"It's a relief that women like me are going to be able to travel down to Dublin to access this procedure, but really we are wanting the help here to have it within our own hospitals in Northern Ireland".

"A vote for the freedom to choose, a vote for women's rights, a vote for women's control over their bodies, a vote for women's health & safety, a vote towards equality", she proudly said.

Savita's case appears to have played a big part in influencing the outcome of the vote.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, who has ushered in an era of social liberalism in the Catholic majority country, had campaigned heavily for the "yes" side.

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Campaigners left flowers and candles at a large mural of the woman, Savita Halappanavar, in central Dublin.

He said that for future priests, this rediscovery begins in formation and that seminaries must be harmonious, prayerful, generous and caring places and warn that divisiveness and narcissism are never the signs of the Holy Spirit.

The Together For Yes organisation said: "This is a vote for dignity and decency".

"We feel like we have now got justice", the retired electrical engineer told The National.

THERESA May is resisting calls from Tory MPs to push for reform of Northern Ireland's abortion laws after two-thirds of people in the Republic voted to overturn the abortion ban in last week's referendum.

The repeal of the abortion ban is not automatic.

The anti-abortion DUP, whose 12 MPs the prime minister relies on to prop up her minority government, are against Westminster taking a decision on liberalising abortion while Stormont is suspended.

Effectively, that means abortion is banned in Ireland unless the pregnancy poses a real and substantial risk to the mother's life.

A supreme court judgment on whether abortion law in Northern Ireland is incompatible with global human rights is expected this year.

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