After Savita Halappanavar’s death, the brutal irony of ‘pro-life’ is exposed

Anti-abortion groups’ response to a young woman’s tragic death in Ireland exposes their scant regard for women’s lives

Anti-abortion campaigners can be callous, but Savita Halappanavar is not the kind of woman they find easy to dismiss. She wanted to have children, and part of the anti-abortion pretence is that mothers are the only women who count, and restricting terminations is good for mothers. In contrast to this