'We sat in the airport crying': Irish couple describes travelling to England to abort terminal pregnancy
The country's strict abortion laws meant the couple couldn't end the pregnancy in Ireland
Helen Hoddinott Dublin
May 20, 2018
When Caroline and Michael McCarthy were told at their 20-week pregnancy scan that their third child wouldn’t survive outside the womb, they were devastated.
They learnt that their baby’s kidneys hadn’t developed in the first weeks of pregnancy, a condition called bilateral renal agenesis. As a result, there was no amniotic fluid and the baby had no chance of survival after birth.