In June, the UN Human Rights Committee ruled Ireland’s abortion laws subjected Amanda Mellet to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment
by Alexandra Sims
Thursday 1 December 2016, The Independent
Ireland has for the first time compensated a woman who was forced to travel to Britain to have an abortion.
The government agreed on Wednesday to offer Amanda Mellet €30,000 (£25,000 ) in compensation after she was forced to fly to England to terminate her pregnancy in 2011 when she was told at 21-weeks pregnant her baby carried a fatal foetal impairment and would not survive outside the womb.
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Source: The Independent