Decision in Miss D case

The High Court in Dublin today allowed Miss D, the young lady in the care of the HSE, to travel to England for an abortion. As noted here previously, Miss D’s baby is anacephalic, and has no chance of survival. Despite this, the State appointed a Barrister to represent the foetus’s rights, as it has a ‘right to life’ under the Irish constitution, even though it has no prospect of life.

Alliance for Choice spokeswoman Dr Mary Muldowney said: “Alliance for Choice asks how many more young women will be traumatised before Irish law recognises their human right to access abortion services safely and legally in their own country. Most of the stress that surrounds abortion for women from this country relates to the barriers that the current legal situation has erected around women`s ability to make choices based on what is right for them.”