Time for Irish men to 'rise up' and take action
Published 20/11/2012 | 17:00
They turned out in their thousands in quiet, dignified protest to register their outrage at the death of Savita Halappanavar.
There were no speeches, but words were not needed to convey the fury of the women of Ireland at the death of a young woman who died in the throes of miscarrying a baby at 17 weeks.
In the hours after the story of Savita's death unfolded, there were calls across the airwaves, on social media, and in print for Irish women to "rise up" and take to the streets to voice their dismay at what happened. Newspaper headlines around the world screamed about women's outrage in Ireland due to the lack of abortion legislation.