Ireland is compensating a woman who was forced to travel for an abortion


LONDON — The Irish government has for the first time compensated a woman for the trauma caused when she had to travel overseas to get an abortion. 

Amanda Mellet was told when she was in the 21st week of pregnancy that the foetus had a fatal abnormality and it would not survive. 

In the Republic of Ireland, a constitutional ban on abortion means that only women whose pregnancies put their lives at risk can have access to safe, legal abortion services. This constitutional ban means that abortion is not permitted in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities. Read more…

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