Health authorities in Ireland
are investigating the death of a pregnant woman whose husband says she was denied an abortion
following severe complications.Savita Halappanavar
, who was 17 weeks pregnant, died of septicaemia a week after presenting with back pain on 21 October at University hospital in Galway, where she was found to be miscarrying.
After the 31-year-old dentist was told that she was miscarrying, her husband reportedly said
that she had asked for a medical termination a number of times over a three day period, during which she was in severe pain.Full article here