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Woman denied abortion in Ireland is offered €30 000 compensation

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6530 (Published 05 December 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6530
  1. Muiris Houston
  1. Galway

The Irish government will not make a commitment to change Ireland’s abortion laws when it makes a formal reply to the United Nations on the case of a woman whom a UN body ruled had suffered cruel and inhuman treatment due to the ban on abortion.

The government has offered €30 000 in compensation to Amanda Mellet, who was …

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