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."
10,000 people marched through Dublin yesterday in memory of Savita Halappanavar, who died of blood poisoning after being denied an abortion.
Thousands took to the streets in Ireland to protest against the death of a pregnant Indian woman who died during a miscarriage.
An investigation has been launched into the death of a woman who was refused an abortion in an Irish hospital.