Irish Woman With a Heart Condition and One Lung Refused Abortion Because Life Deemed Not at Risk
By Tom Porter
An Irish woman who said her pregnancy could kill her due to existing health conditions was denied a termination after doctors determined her life was not at risk.
Claire Malone, 30, from Co Wexford, has pulmonary atresia, a congenital heart condition, as well as pulmonary hypertension. In 2014 she had a lung removed. All conditions carry significant risk during pregnancy.