Saturday 21 October 2017

There is no room for 'balance' when an upset mother is being attacked

'Our mental health can really suffer when this little country refuses to provide medical services for women in crisis.' Stock photo
'Our mental health can really suffer when this little country refuses to provide medical services for women in crisis.' Stock photo
Deirdre Conroy

Deirdre Conroy

It takes courage to speak openly about a private tragedy. I have found that by doing so, you can help many others to heal if they have suffered a similar sadness. Helping others is not to be dismissed. Our mental health can waver when faced with tragedy.

Our mental health can really suffer when this little country refuses to provide medical services for women in crisis.

After I wrote an open letter to a newspaper about my diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality in 2002, I was invited to speak on 'The Late Late Show', on 'Prime Time' and the BBC. They wanted to hear about my experience of having to leave the country to have a safe medical intervention to terminate a pregnancy that would not survive.

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