Woman tweets her journey from Northern Ireland to Liverpool to have an abortion after she was told her baby won’t survive
Tuesday 23 Oct 2018
A woman has tweeted the story of her heartbreaking journey from Northern Ireland to get an abortion in Liverpool after doctors told her that her baby has a rare birth defect that means it would die soon after birth.
Abortion is illegal in Northern Ireland, except when there is a ‘real and serious’ physical or mental health risk to the mother. There are no exceptions for cases of fatal foetal abnormality, meaning mothers must carry their baby to full-term and give birth, even if they know it will not survive.