Sunday February 23, 2020

Pro-life lobby is accused of misusing international research

Authors of a study on fatal foetal abnormalities believe it is being misused

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

2nd October, 2016

Top international researchers have accused Ireland’s pro-life campaigners of misappropriating their research in Ireland’s contentious abortion debate.

Researchers who have published studies on fatal foetal abnormalities and the psychological impact of abortion said their research was being misrepresented to argue against a more liberal abortion regime.

A major study on serious and potentially fatal foetal abnormalities has been widely cited in the Irish abortion debate by those opposed to a loosening...

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