A woman in Ireland died from septicaemia last month after being denied an abortion by her doctors.  Her husband reports that she asked for an abortion several times over the 3-days she was hospitalized, but was told “this is a Catholic country.”

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Ireland’s abortion laws are among the strictest in the world, but do allow for abortion when mother’s life is in danger.