Savita Halappanavar died when doctors refused to complete a miscarriage, citing Irish anti-abortion laws.
From RTÉ News Ireland:
Praveen Halappanavar has given instructions to his solicitor Gerard O’Donnell to proceed with an application to the European Court of Human Rights.
Savita Halappanavar’s family had earlier warned they would make such an application if Minister for Health James Reilly did not agree to a public inquiry into the circumstances of her death by today.
I do hope this propels change in Irish law, and furthers the discourse of reproductive rights as human rights.