Ireland embraces death

Although some polls predicted that the outcome in Ireland’s vote to legalize abortion would be close, it wasn’t. Nearly two-thirds of voters opted to repeal the Irish constitution’s Eighth Amendment, in large measure because of the case of Savita Halappanavar, a woman who died in 2012 from complications of a miscarriage that pro-choice advocates claim could have been avoided if Halappanavar had received the abortion she requested.