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Savita's parents hail legalisation of abortion in Ireland

ANI  |  Belagavi [Karnataka] 

Halappanavar, a 31-year-old dentist, died at in in 2012 following a septic after she was denied an

The Eighth Amendment in Ireland's constitution prohibited the

But, now the amendment stands repealed following a referendum over it last week.

Savita's family in Karnataka, where the political temperatures are soaring high, is now pleased as their daughter's death has become a reason for a major change in the catholic country.

Savita's father told ANI that he was elated as has been legalised in "I thank the Irish public who is responsible for this historic event," he said.

He expressed gratitude saying, "now I feel that justice has been done to my daughter, "

"By backing a referendum to overturn the country's ban on abortion, I believe Irish people have paid tribute to the departed soul of "

He also requested the to name the amendment after his daughter's name.

Thousands of people in voted for a change in the Constitution on May 25, in order to legalise abortion in a Catholic-dominated republic.

The Eighth Amendment, which was added to the Ireland Constitution following a referendum in 1983, had banned abortion in the country unless there was a "real and substantial risk" to the mother's life.

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First Published: Tue, May 29 2018. 00:40 IST