Savita Halappanavar: Death of Indian-Irish woman live-tweeted to mark fifth anniversary of tragic abortion refusal
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Savita Halappanavar: Death of Indian-Irish woman live-tweeted to mark fifth anniversary of tragic abortion refusal

October 28th marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar.

A Galway Pro-Choice group actively campaigning for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment and the access to free, safe and legal abortion in Ireland, has begun live-tweeting the events leading up to the death of Savita in 2012.

Savita, 31, entered Galway's University Hospital 17-weeks pregnant five years ago.

She had asked for a termination of her pregnancy but was told it could not be done because a foetal heartbeat was still present. Once the heartbeat stopped, the procedure was carried out. Savita later died of septicaemia.

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The tweets began on October 21st at 9 am and will be published chronologically according to the account of how events unfolded by Savita's husband Praveen until October 28th.

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The account issued a message to its followers to say that tweets were not automated as they remember her final moments as they happened five years ago.

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The tweets will continue throughout the week in 'real-time' to highlight the pain Savita, her husband Praveen and their family endured.

The tragic death of Savita Halappanavar in 2012 triggered discussion over the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act                                                     Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

November 1st is the deadline day for the Irish residing in the UK that want to vote in the 8th Amendment referendum due to take place next year.

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People are encouraged to check their eligibility - for more information, visit checktheregister.ie.