Woman denied abortion in Dublin despite new legislation
Hospital’s decision has raised questions over introduction of abortion services in Ireland
Rory Carroll, Ireland correspondent
Fri 18 Jan 2019
A hospital in Dublin has refused an abortion to a woman with a fatal foetal abnormality, raising questions over Ireland’s recent introduction of abortion services.
The Coombe hospital, a leading maternity facility that has signed up to the service, reportedly declined to terminate the pregnancy because it did not “fall neatly” into a fatal foetal abnormality diagnosis.