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How The Tragic Death Of A Woman Denied An Abortion In Ireland Could Become The Norm In America

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Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian woman living in Ireland, went to the hospital when she first began to miscarry -- but thanks to Ireland's stringent abortion ban, medical professionals denied her repeated requests to quickly terminate the pregnancy because they could still detect a fetal heartbeat. The Irish hospital required her to extend her miscarriage over three days until the fetus' heartbeat officially stopped, and by that time, Halappanavar had developed serious blood poisoning. She passed away just a few days later.
Halappanavar's death helps highlight the tragic effect of Ireland's stringent abortion ban, but the impact of that type of restrictive legislation isn't just limited to that country. In fact, lawmakers in Ohio are quietly pushing extreme anti-abortion legislation that would subject the women in that state to a situation incredibly similar...

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