Ireland abortion refusal ignites uproar

Protests follow controversial death of woman who was denied abortion and later died of blood poisoning.

    Hundreds of people have protested in Ireland over the death of a woman who was refused an abortion.

    Savita Halappanavar was admitted to hospital while miscarrying and in severe pain, but doctors refused to complete the spontaneous abortion.

    Halappanavar later died of blood poisoning.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports Dublin, Ireland.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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