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Uncovering the truth about concealed pregnancies

Published 22/05/2015 | 02:30

'It’s sad to think that over 30 years on from the tragic death of Ann Lovett, some women are still afraid to admit that they are pregnant'
'It’s sad to think that over 30 years on from the tragic death of Ann Lovett, some women are still afraid to admit that they are pregnant'

No one over a certain age can ever forget the name Ann Lovett. I was the same age as Ann was when the tragic story broke - and it is forever etched on my memory.

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It was a shameful episode in our country's social history.

At just 15 years old, Ann left her school in Co Longford on a wet and windy day and made her way to the local grotto, where she gave birth to a baby boy under a statue of the Virgin Mary.

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