After the Eighth: A fatal foetal diagnosis, but too sick to travel
‘It was awful ... I was wanting something bad to happen to me so they’d induce me’
Mon, Jul 2, 2018
Kitty Holland Social Affairs Correspondent
Aisling McNevin (26) was diagnosed with having a fatal foetal abnormality less than a week after the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment was passed.
She was 21 weeks pregnant, bleeding heavily and had high blood pressure. She was too ill to travel abroad for a termination but could not have one in Ireland because there was “still a foetal heartbeat”.
It had “all started” the day of the referendum, she says.