Exceptions Don’t Work: What the Irish Abortion Tragedy Means for the United States

Julie F. Kay of Slate looks at the importance of the death of Savita Halappanavar, a woman living in Ireland who was refused an abortion. Kay calls the current abortion laws in Ireland “draconian.” Kay believes that Ireland might represent the future of the anti-abortion movement in the United States: “In the last election, moderate Republican candidates only had to support legal abortion in cases of rape, incest, and life of the woman to be considered reasonable. As we’ve seen from Halappanavar’s story, there’s nothing reasonable about that.” 

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