In light of the death of Savita Halappanavar, there is a protest outside the Dail tonight by an Irish pro-choice group. In solidarity with the group, and to express our own shock and anger at the death of Savita Halappanavar, there will be a London-based pro-choice protest tonight. This will be at 6pm, at 17 Grosvenor Place, SW1X 7HR. Although it is short-notice, I hope that many of you can make it to express your own views on the terrible tragedy of a young women dying after her request for an abortion was refused.
For more information on Savita's death, please see: http://www.independent.ie/national-news/pregnant-woman-died-after-hospital-denied-abortion-3293842.html
If you have any further comments, please leave a comment below or tweet me, and if you have any pro-choice placards or banners, please bring them tonight!
UPDATE: good to see so many people interested in coming down tonight. Would really appreciate it if anyone with any banners, placards or flyers could get in touch ASAP, as there won't be time to make any before this evening. If you want to bring along candles or glowsticks or similar, go ahead!
UPDATE: Anne, from the wonderful Abortion Support Network, will be on hand to talk about the legal situation in Ireland and how to help. Visit http://www.abortionsupport.org.uk/ for more information.