- Feb 6, 2011
PRAVEEN Halappanavar was left "hurt" and "distressed" by the use of his wife Savita's image during an attack on a pro-life office, writes Caroline Crawford.
Excrement was smeared on the door, locks and shutters of the Youth Defence office on Capel St in Dublin in an attack by abortion rights campaigners. Photos and news clippings about Mrs Halappanavar (31) were stuck to the building.
"Praveen was deeply distressed by the events. He doesn't want Savita's name or memory tarnished in this manner," said his solicitor Gerard O'Donnell. "He doesn't want to be embroiled in the dispute that is going on around this issue, he is simply looking for answers on his wife's death."
Keep Savita's name out of abortion rowThe Galway solicitor also said that Mr Halappanavar has still not been furnished with a copy of the report into the death of Savita more than two weeks after a draft report was leaked.
This is shocking stuff.
I welcome the intervention of Mr Halappanavar a truly gentle person who has suffered enough.
Hopefully his wishes will bring calm to a situation which is now truly deplorable.
If only those responsible for these acts could see that Irish people have an aversion to extremism & the acts do no-one any good.
Did anyone ever see the Abortion Debate falling to this level of depravity?
Lets hope Ivana et al quickly condemn these incredible acts.