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Emma Watson champions pro-choice

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Published Oct 3, 2018, 12:17 am IST
Updated Oct 3, 2018, 12:17 am IST
Emma Watson
 Emma Watson

Emma Watson continues to passionately advocate for women’s rights and stand behind important political causes. The 28-year-old actress and activist penned a powerful letter for Dr Savita Halappanavar, who had been denied an abortion in Ireland, and died 2012 after suffering a septic miscarriage, reports People.com. 

Dr Savita’s death instigated a movement in Ireland to abolish the draconian law that did not allow women to get an abortion. The country’s restrictive ban on abortion was repealed earlier this year. In the open letter, Watson wrote, “You didn’t want to become the face of a movement; you wanted a procedure that would have saved your life. Time and again, when our local and global communities collectively mourn a tragic death due to social injustice, we pay tribute, mobilize and proclaim: rest in power. A promise to the departed and a rallying call to society, we chant: never again (sic).”

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