Fifty-three members of the European parliament have called on the Irish Government to legislate on abortion after a woman died after being refused an abortion.
Savita Halappanavar, 31, was 17 weeks pregnant when she died after suffering a miscarriage and septicaemia.
The letter was initiated by Irish MEP Paul Murphy and MEP Mikael Gustafsson, who is chair of the Women's Rights and Equality Committee.
Mr Murphy said:
"The breadth of support for this letter demonstrates the anger that exists around the world at the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, a death that could have been avoided by legislation on abortion in Ireland. As 20,000 people demanded yesterday on the streets of Dublin - we need legislation now."