A national open meeting of all pro-choice people in Ireland will be held on the 8th of December in Dublin
All those who are interested in ensuring that what happened to Savita Halappanavar never happens again to another woman in Ireland, in ensuring that women's rights to life, health and self-determination are respected on this island, are invited to a national open meeting to launch a national pro-choice campaign on December 8th, to be held in Dublin city centre.
Events happening in Berlin - source and more info here
This evening, there was a vigil at the Irish Embassy in Berlin. About 60 people gathered, with candles and placards, to mourn the untimely and entirely preventable death of Savita Halappanavar.
Over 2,000 attend another vigil and protest at the Dail. We will not be ignored. Never again! The next protest is on Wed 28th at 7pm - details HERE.
Tweets during Sinead Redmond's emotional speech
Sinead Redmond, Pro-Choice activist and heavily pregnant talks about the 8th amendment as a '152' year old relic. #Savita
Video of Clare Daly at the protest tonight
Photos from the march tonight
Interest in Savita Halappanavar’s story won’t wane any time soon - if the trend of vigils cropping up worldwide is anything to go by.
Sadness at the death of Savita Halappanavar emanated from a candle-lit vigil held in her memory in Galway at the weekend.
There was also outrage among the estimated 1,000 people who turned out in cold weather to remember the woman who had moved from India with her husband to set up home in Galway a few years ago.
“It was just barbaric what happened. It was outrageous, the very fact that it happened here in Galway makes it all the more so,” said Phil Mason from Galway.
“I had my kids in Galway: it could have been me; it could have been any of my neighbours; it could have been anybody; it just shouldn’t have happened,” she added.
Full article here
November 17th 2012 at 4pm thousands of people marched from The Garden of Remembrance to Merrion Square in support of Savita Halappanavar and legislation surrounding termination.
Never Again, March for Savita Halappanavar, Dublin 17th November 2012
Photography: Ewa Figaszewska
For twenty years Irish governments have been told that they must establish an accessible and effective procedure for women to have abortions in Ireland when their life is at risk. Today, people marched.
"At 4pm today outside the Irish consulate in Edinburgh, about fifty people came to stand vigil for Savita Halappanavar, to sign Diwali cards for Enda Kenny and James Reilly."
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