Monday May 25, 2020

Irish abortion battle makes its way to European court

Court of Human Rights told that legal protection of unborn is based on ‘profound moral values deeply embedded in the fabric of Irish society’

12th December, 2009

A challenge to Ireland’s abortion law was centre-stage at the European Court of Human Rights last week. But it will be next spring before the court is expected to rule on the admissibility of the challenge, which was taken by three women who travelled abroad to have their abortions.

The challenge by the women, identified simply as ‘A’,’ B’ and ‘C’, was heard by the 17 judges of the court’s Grand Chamber and...

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