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To: Galway city council

Give Savita the Recognition she Deserves

Give Savita the Recognition she Deserves

This my be premature just yet, but I would like to petition Galway city council to commemorate the life and tragic death of Savita Halappanavar (should her family agree) and the change which this brought about for Irish people.

Why is this important?

Savita was by all accounts a bright, vibrant, kind young woman who was failed by the state- her kindness and life as an immigrant who came to Ireland to provide care to people should be recognised and celebrated. Savita’s unnecessary death and cost to her family should be acknowledged and the role of this unnecessary death and her family’s efforts played in gaining bodily autonomy for women, (and also trans men and anyone with a womb). She deserves to be remembered, acknowledged, and her courageous family, who have been put through so much pain and hurt, deserve our thanks. Savita’s place in Ireland’s history (though a shameful chapter) is important and should be acknowledged. I would like Galway to install a memorial in her honour to remind us of her contribution to Ireland as an immigrant and to always remember her tragic death and place this as part of Ireland’s history, setting us toward the latest referendum. After this vote we need to remember Savita, and allow Irish people a place to go to pay their respects to her and her family.

Galway, Ireland

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Reasons for signing

  • She lost her life unnecessarily.
  • As an immigrant to Ireland myself Savita’s story resonated with me on several levels. Savita’s family kindly allowed for her image to be used by the Yes campaign and the people of Ireland should give their thanks and recognise this horrible tragedy which cut short such a promising young life in the hopes that we never forget her and so this never happens again. We owe Savita a huge debt and the murals going up are beautiful but something permanent is needed.

Updates

2018-05-28 18:35:54 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-05-28 10:07:03 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-05-27 19:20:08 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-05-26 10:18:06 +0100

10 signatures reached