Julie F. Kay / What Ireland’s abortion laws mean for the U.S. - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

Julie F. Kay / What Ireland’s abortion laws mean for the U.S.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 12:01 am

When I argued a case challenging Ireland's ban on abortion before the European Court of Human Rights in 2009, I told the story of my client, "Ms. C," who had been battling cancer when she became pregnant. Ms. C's doctors in Ireland, where abortion is illegal and lifesaving abortion is largely unavailable, refused to provide her with even basic information about the risk that continuation of pregnancy posed to her life, and so she had no option but to travel to England to obtain an abortion.

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