Thursday 19 January 2017

Issue centres on whether woman is being forced by her family

Published 18/07/2013 | 05:00

THEIR plight reads like a scene from 'Romeo and Juliet': a young pregnant woman whose lover tries to stop her travelling abroad for an abortion amid claims she is being forced to do so by her parents.

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As the Seanad debate on the protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill continued apace, a young foreign couple – both in their 20s – sat side by side in the High Court.

Their drama began when the boyfriend asked the court to injunct her from travelling to the UK to terminate her pregnancy.

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