16 December 2010

EU Court Rules that Irish Abortion Law Violates Human Rights Standards

I would argue that this is a another example of how Ireland is a 3rd world nation masquerading as a modern one by virtue of geography, but that critique would apply to the US as well:
Ireland's constitutional ban on abortion violates the rights of pregnant women to receive proper medical care in life-threatening cases, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday in a judgment that harshly criticized Ireland's long inaction on the issue.

The judgment from the Strasbourg, France-based court will put Ireland under pressure to draft a law extending limited abortion rights to women whose pregnancies represent a potentially fatal threat to their own health.
A right to receive proper medical care?

Well, that doesn't exist here either.


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