Call for public inquiry in Ireland as couple settle abortion case

An Irish politician called for a public inquiry as a couple settled their High Court actions after their unborn child was aborted when they were wrongly told that it had a fatal fetal abnormality. Peadar Tóibín, leader of the pro-life party Aontú, made the appeal on June 22 as the defendants admitted liability at the High Court in Dublin. “I believe that there should be a full public investigation into what happened, and that the health service is reformed to ensure that this does not happen again,” Tóibín said, according to the website extra.ie. Rebecca Price and Patrick Kiely had launched separate actions seeking damages against Merrion Fetal Health, a private clinic in Dublin, five of its medical consultants, and the National Maternity Hospital, with which the clinic is affiliated.

Call for public inquiry in Ireland as couple settle abortion case

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