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DEATH OF SAVITA HALAPPANAVAR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 744: tabled on 20 November 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House supports the widespread condemnation of the Irish authorities over the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar; proposes that, regarding a patient where, there is complication or risk of death, religious views do not take precedence over medical need; believes that an independent inquiry should be commissioned into the medical negligence that caused the premature demise of a young, healthy woman; and implores hon. Members and the Government to put pressure on the Irish government to make changes to current legislation concerning abortion to allow abortion in circumstances where the mother's life is at risk.