Obstetricians urge clarity and care in wake of Savita case
The utmost care and sensitivity is required in clarifying what interventions in pregnancy are permitted where a mother’s life is in danger, the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has said. The institute said it was consulting its members on the expert group’s report on abortion, published earlier this week in the wake of the Savita Halappanavar case. Members, some of whom have been prominent in commenting on the case, have been asked to refrain from commenting on the report pending a meeting of the institute next week.
Students at NUI Galway yesterday held a vigil in memory of Ms Halappanavar, who died in University Hospital Galway from septicaemia following a miscarriage.
Her husband says she repeatedly asked for a medical termination but was refused.
The vigil was organised by the Feminist Society at the college.