Abortion for fatal foetal abnormality ‘denied in hospital’

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Irish Independent

Cormac McQuinn and Eilish O’Regan

A distraught woman whose unborn baby was diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality was refused a termination at one of the country’s biggest maternity hospitals, it was claimed yesterday.

The woman who was attending the Coombe hospital in Dublin was certified by two doctors as eligible for an abortion under the new legislation, which has been in operation for nearly three weeks.

It’s understood the woman was 13 weeks into her pregnancy. . . [Full text]

One thought on “Abortion for fatal foetal abnormality ‘denied in hospital’”

  1. The hospital denied that the board was involved, but it does appear that an abortion was not approved. It appears that the decision was based on a medical assessment in light of the legal criteria for abortion (in this case, foetal abnormality likely to result in death).

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