Thursday 26 April 2018

Niamh Ui Bhriain: Parents deserve truth about fatal foetal abnormalities

Niamh Ui Bhriain

Statistics reveal that in 2011 abortions sought by Irish women for fatal foetal abnormalities was nowhere near 1,200. It was 36.

Hearing that your unborn baby has a serious or terminal illness is amongst the worst news a parent will ever have to face. Every parent in this devastating situation deserves not just our sympathy but our support, as do their unborn babies, who are our most vulnerable and special children.

However, parents also deserve to be properly and fully informed, and the misinformation being circulated in the current debate on this issue is very unhelpful.

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