UN repeats criticism of Ireland's 'cruel and inhumane' abortion laws
Committee finds in favour of Siobhán Whelan, who was denied a termination despite fatal foetal syndrome diagnosis
Henry McDonald Ireland correspondent
Tuesday 13 June 2017
The United Nations has again ruled that Ireland’s abortion laws have subjected a woman to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment.
It is the second time in 12 months that the UN’s human rights committee has denounced the abortion rules in the Irish Republic, which denies women with fatal foetal abnormalities the right to terminate pregnancies.
Continued at source: The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/13/un-denounces-ireland-abortion-laws-as-cruel-and-inhumane-again