November 19, 2012

Ireland's abortion standoff

Savita Halappanavar's death calls abortion laws into question.

Savita Halappanavar died from infection after being refused an abortion in an Irish hospital even though she was miscarrying. Her death has reignited the abortion debate in the Catholic country where abortion is allowed only to save the life of the mother. Should Ireland’s abortion laws be changed or are current laws sufficient? The world is watching this case with #Savita. Join the conversation at 19:30GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Niall O’Dowd
Founder, IrishCentral.com

Dr Seán Ó Domhnaill @lifeinstitute
Director, The Life Institute

Sarah McCarthy @galwayprochoice
Spokesperson, Galway Pro-Choice

Michael Nugent @micknugent
Chairperson, Atheist Ireland

Colette Browne @colettebrowne
Irish Examiner Columnist

Rory Fitzgerald @roryfitzgerald
Journalist and Lawyer

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