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Mon 8 Apr 2013

Savita Halappanavar inquest resumes

  • By Yafit Lazar and 1 other
  • Last Update: 4 years ago
  • Ireland

The Galway courthouse is set to resume the inquest into the death of Indian-born dentist Savita Halappanavar at a hospital in the Irish Republic, after a preliminary hearing  was concluded on January 18.

The dentist, who was 17 weeks pregnant, died at University Hospital Galway in October 2012 following a miscarriage. Her family said she had asked several times for an abortion before she died.

Her death led to domestic and international protests and re-ignited the debate on the Irish Republic's abortion laws.

Speaking ahead of the hearing, a solicitor for Mr Halappanavar said he hoped the inquest would "deliver the truth".

The inquest comes amid reports that a request by Savita Halappanavar for the termination of her pregnancy was recorded in the medical notes by the consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist who treated her before she died.

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