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PICS: Crowds Gather Outside The Bernard Shaw To Remember Tragedy Of The Eighth - Savita

By Sarah

May 27, 2018 at 9:21am


As hundreds of thousands celebrated the news that Ireland voted to officially repeal the Eighth Amendment, a smaller crowd gathered at a mural of Savita Halappanavar outside Dublin pub, The Bernard Shaw. 

Savita, an Indian dentist living in Galway who died from a septic miscarriage after being refused an abortion in 2012, was seen by many as an important catalyst for change and hopefully one of the last tragedies of the Eighth. 

Earlier this week a mural popped up of her outside The Bernard Shaw, and people have been leaving flowers and heartbreaking messages on its wall. 

"I'm so sorry Ireland let you down"

Savita's parents told The Guardian yesterday of their relief at Ireland's referendum result:

Her father, Andanappa Yalagi, said:

"We’ve got justice for Savita. What happened to her will not happen to any other family.
"I have no words to express my gratitude to the people of Ireland at this historic moment."

Header image: colm.cahalane/Instagram


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