The Irish public health watchdog has announced it will investigate the death of Savita Halappanavar the 31-year-old dentist who died during a miscarriage, having been denied a termination.
The Irish Republic's health service is already conducting a clinical review into the case, but an independent health safety body will conduct a parallel inquiry.
Savita Halappanavar's husband Praveen has asked for a full, sworn public inquiry into her death.
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.