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Inquiry head pushed for liberalisation

THE eminent UK obstetrician chairing the inquiry into the death of Savita Halappanavar co-authored a report which called on countries with restrictive abortion laws to look at more liberal regimes.

Professor Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, head of obstetrics at St George's Hospital London, co-authored a report in 2009 which he said would "encourage societies and countries with restrictive abortion laws to look at the evidence in four of liberal abortion laws".

Irish Independent