Wednesday 22 November 2017

Issue centres on whether woman is being forced by her family

Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

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.

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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