Entries by Galway Pro-Choice

Government Have Once More Failed the Women of Ireland

Labour, Fine Gael, and Fianna Fáil Deputies have yet again displayed their hypocrisy and cowardice on the issue of abortion. Tonight in Dáil Éireann they voted against the ‘Medical Treatment (Termination of Pregnancy in Case of Risk to Life of Pregnant Women) (No 2) Bill’. It was defeated by 101 votes to 27. The primary […]

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s remarks in the Dáil were insensitive and an abuse of parliament.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s remarks in the Dáil today were a gross and insensitive abuse of parliament. The inappropriate nature of directly addressing Savita’s grieving husband from the Dáil chamber cannot be emphasised enough. Praveen Halappanavar’s refusal to cooperate with the HSE inquiry is completely understandable. Like Galway Pro-Choice, he believes that only a fully independent […]

Galway Pro Choice Were Approached by Savita’s Friends

For Release 21/11/12 As was made clear by Sarah McCarthy of Galway Pro Choice on last night’s Prime Time programme on RTE, Galway Pro Choice were approached by the friends of Savita Praveen Halapannavar on 3rd November 2012. They came to us before going public with her story. Their only wish was to try to make […]

Galway Pro-Choice Press Statement 16/11/12

The country is still reeling from the news of Savita’s tragic and needless death. Demonstrations from a range of outraged groups and individuals have spontaneously taken place around the country, and across the world. The lack of swift action from the Government is a concern for many. In Galway City, a vigil will be held […]

Enough is Enough

On the 28th of October, a woman died in this country because she was refused an abortion. She was 31 years old. Savita Praveen first presented at University College Hospital, Galway on Sunday October 21st at 17 weeks pregnant, suffering from severe cramps. After being examined, she was told on Sunday evening that the foetus […]

Woman Dies in UCHG After Being Refused Life-Saving Abortion

Did you know that a 31-year-old woman recently died in University College Hospital, Galway after being refused an abortion, even though doctors had already determined that there was no chance of the foetus surviving? Last year, 4149 Irish women were forced to travel to the UK to obtain an abortion, undergoing added financial and psychological […]