To coincide with protests in Ireland. Paul Murphy, Socialist Party/ULA MEP, has initiated a campaign to organise and international day of protest for legal abortion in Ireland in the aftermath of the tragic death of Savita.
Paul Murphy stated “The death of Savita Halappananavar is the tragic and unnecessary result of the failure of Irish governments to introduce abortion legislation. The failure to separate Church and state has resulted in the Catholic Church in Ireland having an over-bearing, conservative grip on health and educational policies."
Protests have already been planned in several UK cities as well as in Belgium, Germany and Sweden. The protests will be held outside Irish embassies in each country.
20 MEPs have already signed a letter of protest to the Irish government drafted by Paul Murphy and Mikael Gustafsson, Chair of the Women’s Rights and Equality committee of the European Parliament for failing to legislate for abortion rights.
I applaud the stand that Paul Murphy has taken on the issues resulting from the tragic death of Savita and I call on all of Irelnd's MEPs to sign the letter of protest to the Irish government.
International Day of Action for Legal Abortion in Ireland Following Tragic, Unnecessary Death of Savita Halappanavar | Paul Murphy MEP