Savita Halappanavar mural becomes focal point for ‘Yes campaigners’

Updated:8 months, 3 weeks ago IST

Dublin (Ireland), May 29 (ANI): The mural, outside The Bernard Shaw pub in Ireland’s Dublin became a focal point for ‘Yes campaigners’ as polling data suggested seven out of 10 voters backed reform. Some people left flowers by the mural and taped messages to the wall. Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old dentist, died at University Hospital Galway in Ireland in 2012 following a septic miscarriage after she was denied an abortion. The Eighth Amendment in Ireland's constitution prohibited the abortion. But, now the amendment stands repealed following a referendum over it last week. Thousands of people in Ireland voted for a change in the Constitution on May 25, in order to legalise abortion in a Catholic-dominated republic. The Eighth Amendment, which was added to the Ireland Constitution following a referendum in 1983, had banned abortion in the country unless there was a "real and substantial risk" to the mother's life.

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