Wednesday 28 September 2016

Doctor and nurses charged after death of Irish woman who had London abortion

Published 06/06/2015 | 02:30

Dr Adedayo Adedeji (62), Gemma Pullen (31) and Margaret Miller (54) are to appear at Ealing Magistrates' Court in west London on June 19
Dr Adedayo Adedeji (62), Gemma Pullen (31) and Margaret Miller (54) are to appear at Ealing Magistrates' Court in west London on June 19

A doctor and two nurses have been charged with the manslaughter of a 32-year-old Irish woman who died following a legal abortion in a London clinic.

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Dr Adedayo Adedeji (62), Gemma Pullen (31) and Margaret Miller (54) are to appear at Ealing Magistrates' Court in west London on June 19.

UK police said they had each been charged with "manslaughter by gross negligence and failing to take reasonable care of other persons who may be affected by acts or omissions at work".

The woman, who has not been named, had an abortion at the Marie Stopes clinic in Ealing, west London, in January 2012. It is understood that the woman was 20 weeks pregnant at the time.

The post-mortem conducted on the woman concluded that she died from a heart attack caused by extensive internal blood loss.

The married woman was living in Dublin.

Following the 2012 death, then minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald expressed her shocked at the news.

Irish Independent

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