D case woman wants to address Oireachtas committee hearings

The first woman to take a case to the European Court of Human Rights regarding Ireland's abortion laws has requested to appear before the Oireachtas X case hearings.

11th May, 2013
Deirdre Conroy is the first woman to take a case to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Ireland's abortion laws. Photo: Maura Hickey

The first woman to take a case to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in respect of Ireland's abortion laws has requested permission to appear before the Oireachtas committee hearings on the X case bill later this week.

A mother of two university student sons, Deirdre Conroy, is calling on the committee to extend the terms of the heads of bill in the legislation to include medical treatment for fatal foetal abnormalities incompatible with...

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