Ireland: State shelves cash aid plan in abortion cases

State shelves cash aid plan in abortion cases
Department won't pay to repatriate remains in cases of fatal foetal abnormality

Mark O'Regan

April 2 2017 2:30 AM

Women who have UK abortions involving a fatal foetal abnormality will not have the remains repatriated to Ireland at the State's expense.

Last year, the Department of Health said such a proposal was receiving active consideration following the high-profile case of Amanda Mellet.

The Irishwoman made headlines worldwide after the UN found she suffered discrimination, plus cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, having been forced to travel to the UK to terminate a pregnancy. Her foetus had been diagnosed as having a fatal abnormality.

Continued at source: The Independent: