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MARCH: Protesters in Kildare Street, Dublin, yesterday, demonstrating their outrage over the C-section case. Photo: Tony Gavin

MARCH: Protesters in Kildare Street, Dublin, yesterday, demonstrating their outrage over the C-section case. Photo: Tony Gavin

MARCH: Protesters in Kildare Street, Dublin, yesterday, demonstrating their outrage over the C-section case. Photo: Tony Gavin

SHE was suicidal because of a pregnancy which, she says, was a result of rape, and so was entitled to seek an abortion in Ireland under legislation passed last year. But the vulnerable asylum seeker in State care was apparently unaware of this until it was too late to terminate the foetus. On Friday, the HSE launched an investigation into the care given to Ms Y. But new details obtained by the Sunday Independent suggest that the young woman's escalating distress was flagged with State authorities at an early stage, raising more troubling questions over her care.

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