Mary Phelan holds a picture of Savita Halappanavar in protest outside University Hospital Galway in Galway

 
Mary Phelan holds a picture of Savita Halappanavar in protest outside University Hospital Galway in Galway
Mary Phelan holds a picture of Savita Halappanavar in protest outside University Hospital Galway in Galway, Ireland November 15, 2012. The Irish government on Thursday pledged to urgently clarify its vague abortion laws after an Indian woman died in an Irish hospital after being denied a termination, sparking an outcry from voters and criticism from the Indian government. Thousands held a candle-lit vigil outside parliament on Wednesday after the news broke of death of Savita Halappanavar, 31, from septicaemia days after miscarrying 17 weeks into her pregnancy and her husband said she had been denied an abortion. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton