Thursday, May 3, 2007

Irish teen in court abortion plea

BBC NEWS | Europe | Irish teen in court abortion plea:
"A 17-year-old pregnant Irish girl is appearing in the High Court in Dublin to press for the right to travel to Britain for an abortion.

Doctors have told the girl that her four-month foetus will not live more than a few days beyond birth.

She is in the care of Ireland's health service which has issued an order stopping her from going to Britain.

But a lawyer for the girl argued that the health authority had no right to stop her travelling.

Eoghan Fitzsimons told the court that police had responded to a request by the Health Service Executive (HSE) to prevent her leaving the country, saying they could not and would not do so without a court order.

Abortion is illegal in Ireland except where the mother's life is threatened by a medical condition or suicide.

Thousands of Irish women get around the ban by privately travelling to the UK, where abortion was legalised in 1967, to undergo terminations."

I am glad to hear that Ireland is sticking to its guns and its laws.
Miracles do happen and maybe just maybe the baby could be rehabilitated and survive.. at the very least the baby could be born long enough to be baptized.

I pray that the Lord shows her his mercy so that she may know that her baby even it is just alive for a short time is a blessing.

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1 comment:

Aimee said...

another reason to move to Ireland! Abortion is illegal.