Wednesday 21 February 2018

Maeve Sheehan: From pure joy to absolute tragedy in just seven days

The death of this beautiful, young woman has stirred up the bitter war of words on abortion.

ON Tuesday October 30, a woman's death was registered on the website, the internet equivalent of the newspaper deaths column. Her name was Savita Praveen Halappanavar.

She had died two days before the death notice was posted, "suddenly at University Hospital Galway" on Sunday, October 28. She had lived at 123 Ros Caoin, a housing estate in Roscam in Galway city. The notice said that she was to be removed from a funeral home in Mervue in Galway and brought to a funeral home in Ballybay, Co Monaghan, to "await burial in India".

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