‘I considered a termination with Jane, but not having one turned out to be right for me’
Martine experienced two fatal foetal abnormalities – and made a different choice for each
April 27, 2018
As we finish the interview in her big, bright family home in Co Kildare, Martine Hurley O’Dwyer offers some photographs, among them a throat-catching, sidelong image of a younger, obviously pregnant Martine, long hair obscuring her face, sitting on the side of a hospital bed. Others include a tiny foetus and handprints.
She has also given a hand-written summary of the story she wants to tell.
“I am a mum who has had two babies diagnosed with different fatal foetal abnormalities on two different pregnancies”, she writes. “One of my babies had anencephaly and another had Edwards syndrome.”