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Abortion rights protesters bearing pictures of Savita Halappanavar (Credit: AP)

Abortion rights protesters bearing pictures of Savita Halappanavar march through central Dublin, demanding that Ireland's government ensures that abortions can be performed to save a woman's life. Ireland has been shocked by the death of Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who died of blood poisoning after being denied an abortion in a Dublin hospital last month. (Nov. 17, 2012)

Dublin pro-choice march

About 10,000 people marched through Dublin and observed a minute's silence in memory of the Indian dentist who died of blood poisoning in an Irish hospital after being denied an abortion.

Demonstrators hold placards and candles in memory of
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Demonstrators hold placards and candles in memory of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar to support legislative change on abortion during a march in Dublin, Ireland. Ireland's tough abortion laws came under fire following the death of the Indian woman Halappanavar after doctors allegedly refused her a termination because it was against the laws of the Catholic country. (Nov. 17, 2012)

Demonstrators hold placards and candles in memory of
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Demonstrators hold placards and candles in memory of Indian Savita Halappanavar to support legislative change on abortion during a march in Dublin, Ireland. Ireland's tough abortion laws came under fire following the death of the Indian woman Halappanavar after doctors allegedly refused her a termination because it was against the laws of the Catholic country. (Nov. 17, 2012)

Several thousand abortion rights protesters march through central
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Several thousand abortion rights protesters march through central Dublin, demanding that Ireland's government ensures that abortions can be performed to save a woman's life. Ireland has been shocked by the death of Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who died of blood poisoning after being denied an abortion in a Dublin hospital last month. (Nov. 17, 2012)

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A protester holds her candle during a march
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A protester holds her candle during a march in Dublin, to demand legislation on abortion, after the death of Indian woman Savita Halappanavar. Pressure has been mounting for the Irish government to draft a law spelling out when life-saving abortions can be performed -- a demand that came after the pregnant woman who was denied an abortion died. (Nov. 17, 2012)

Abortion rights protesters hold candles and pictures in
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Abortion rights protesters hold candles and pictures in a vigil for Savita Halappanavar outside Ireland's government headquarters in Dublin. Thousands marched to the spot to demand that the government draft a law defining when abortions can be performed to save a woman's life. Ireland has been shocked by the death of Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who died of blood poisoning after being denied an abortion in a Dublin hospital last month. (Nov. 17, 2012)

Abortion rights protesters light candles in memory of
(Credit: AP)

Abortion rights protesters light candles in memory of Savita Halappanavar during a protest rally outside Ireland's government headquarters in Dublin. Thousands marched to the spot to demand that the government draft a law defining when abortions can be performed to save a woman's life. Ireland has been shocked by the death of Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who died of blood poisoning after being denied an abortion in a Dublin hospital last month. (Nov. 17, 2012)

Irish women and a girl light candles in
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Irish women and a girl light candles in memory of Savita Halappanavar during an abortion rights rally outside Ireland's government headquarters in Dublin. Thousands marched to the spot to demand that the government draft a law defining when abortions can be performed to save a woman's life. Ireland has been shocked by the death of Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who died of blood poisoning after being denied an abortion in a Dublin hospital last month. (Nov. 17, 2012)

Abortion rights activists hold candles and display pictures
(Credit: AP)

Abortion rights activists hold candles and display pictures in memory of Savita Halappanavar during a protest rally outside Ireland's government headquarters in Dublin. Thousands marched to the spot to demand that the government draft a law defining when abortions can be performed to save a woman's life. Ireland has been shocked by the death of Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who died of blood poisoning after being denied an abortion in a Dublin hospital last month. (Nov. 17, 2012)

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An Indian man and Irish woman light candles
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An Indian man and Irish woman light candles as abortion rights protesters march through central Dublin, demanding that Ireland's government create a law defining when abortions can be performed to save a woman's life. Ireland has been shocked by the death of Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who died of blood poisoning after being denied an abortion in a Dublin hospital last month. (Nov. 17, 2012)

Demonstrators hold placards and candles in memory of
(Credit: Getty Images)

Demonstrators hold placards and candles in memory of Indian Savita Halappanavar in support of legislative change on abortion during a march in Dublin, Ireland. Ireland's tough abortion laws came under fire following the death of the Indian woman Halappanavar after doctors allegedly refused her a termination because it was against the laws of the Catholic country. (Nov. 17, 2012)

Abortion rights protesters bearing pictures of Savita Halappanavar
(Credit: AP)

Abortion rights protesters bearing pictures of Savita Halappanavar march through central Dublin, demanding that Ireland's government ensures that abortions can be performed to save a woman's life. Ireland has been shocked by the death of Halappanavar, a 31-year-old Indian dentist who died of blood poisoning after being denied an abortion in a Dublin hospital last month. (Nov. 17, 2012)

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