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Savita Halappanavar's soul will rest in peace now



Savita Halappanavar died from infection after miscarrying her first child in an Irish hospital in October 2012.

Her family said she pleaded for a termination during the miscarriage, but medical staff refused her requests because there was still a foetal heartbeat.

Mrs Halappanavar's death caused international controversy and sparked a campaign to have Ireland's abortion law liberalised.Her parents have now said she will "rest in peace" after Irish voters backed a referendum to overturn the country's ban on abortion.

The death of the 31-year-old dentist, who was originally from India, became a catalyst for groundbreaking social change in Ireland.