Vigil to mark 10 year anniversary of Savita

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A vigil will be held next Friday in Galway city to mark the ten-year anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar.

Savita died at University Hospital Galway on October 28, 2012 due to a septic miscarriage after she had repeatedly requested an abortion.

Her death was widely decried, in Ireland and around the world, as unnecessary and a consequence of Ireland’s restrictive, cruel abortion laws.

Savita’s story was an important part of the successful Repeal the 8th campaign in 2018, with campaigners pointing to it as something that should never be allowed to happen again.

The vigil, organised by Galway Pro-Choice, will take place at 8pm at Market Square (beside St. Nicholas church) on Friday, 28 October.