Won't take rushed decision on abortion: Irish PM
November 17, 2012  09:58
Amidst widespread protest against Ireland's abortion laws that led to the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny insisted he will not take a rushed decision on abortion, according to a NDTV report.

"I'm not going to be rushed into the situation by force of numbers on any side. This is something which needs to be treated rationally and openly and truthfully, and that's what will happen," Kenny said.

Meanwhile, activists have launched a campaign called 'Postcard for Savita' supporting a change in the country's tough anti-abortion laws.

Savita, 31, died late last month of septicaemia following a miscarriage 17 weeks into her pregnancy. She was admitted to hospital in severe pain on October 21 and asked for a termination after doctors told her the baby would not survive. .

The foetus was surgically removed when its heartbeat stopped days later, but her family believes the delay contributed to the blood poisoning that killed her on October 28.

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