Irish vigil for abortion law

A protester holds a candle during a march in Dublin. Photo / AP
A protester holds a candle during a march in Dublin. Photo / AP

A protester holds her candle during a march in O'Connell St, Dublin, to demand legislation on abortion after the death of Savita Halappanavar. Pressure has been mounting for the Irish Government to draft a law spelling out when life-saving abortions can be performed - a demand that came after the pregnant woman, who was denied an abortion, died. About 10,000 people marched through Dublin and observed a minute's silence yesterday in memory of the Indian dentist who died of blood poisoning. Marchers, many of them mothers and daughters walking side by side, chanted "Never again!" and held pictures of Savita Halappanavar as they paraded across the city to stage a candlelit vigil outside the office of Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

- NZ Herald

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