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Mother begs court to sterilise her daughter

THE mother of a pregnant woman with learning difficulties pleaded with a court yesterday for her daughter to be sterilised to stop her having any more children. The woman's 21-year-old daughter -- neither can be named for legal reasons -- is due to give birth today to her second child by Caesarean section.

She has significant learning difficulties which make it impossible for her to look after her own children, so they are being brought up by her mother, who says the family cannot afford to look after any more. (© Independent News Service)

Irish Independent