Monday 19 March 2018

Threat of suicide, hunger strike give rise to controversial law

"If you support making the abortion pill available in Ireland, then you support abortion-on-demand. You can no longer say you support abortion only when the mother's life is in danger, or when her baby has a fatal foetal abnormality" - David Quinn
Sillhouette of a pregnant woman
Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

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.

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