Threat of suicide, hunger strike give rise to controversial law
Published 16/08/2014 | 02:30
WE will never fully know the circumstances that led a young woman to seek a lawful termination of her pregnancy on the grounds that there was a risk to her life from suicide.
Reporting restrictions prevent detailed reports of her plight.
But she must have been terribly distressed, having discovered she was pregnant at a late stage, to seek a termination at more than 20 weeks into her crisis pregnancy.