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Report: Medical records show Savita Halappanavar requested a termination

Her request was noted in the records of the consultant obstetrician who treated her.

Image: Peter Morrison/AP/Press Association Images

MEDICAL RECORDS HAVE shown that Savita Halappanavar did request a termination, RTÉ News have reported.

Choice Ireland, the voluntary activist organisation, reacted to the news by saying that it was the “only finding that matters.”

The disclosure comes the day before the coroners inquest into the death of Halappanavar is due to take place in Galway.

Having spoken to earlier this month, the coroner for Galway West, Dr Ciaran MacLoughlin, said that it would be “open and transparent”.

Speaking of what is due to happen tomorrow, MacLoughlin said:

Once the 18th of January comes, it’s a lockdown. Any documents that are given are to be used solely for the inquiry and should not be released for any other reason.

Read: Coroner inquest into death of Savita will be ‘open and transparent’ >

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