Government agreed to pay compensation for trauma to Amanda Mellet after she was forced to obtain a termination of her pregnancy in England
Henry McDonald Ireland correspondent, The Guardian
Wednesday 30 November 2016
Ireland has for the first time in its history compensated a woman for the trauma caused by forcing her to travel to Britain for an abortion.
Pro-choice campaigners in the Republic said the Fine Gael-led minority government’s agreement on Wednesday to pay compensation to Amanda Mellet was highly significant.
Mellet and her husband James took their case all the way to the UN’s Human Rights Committee after the couple were forced to obtain a termination of her pregnancy in England.
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Source: The Guardian