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Irish abortion law to be tested at UN

Women say they were forced to go abroad to terminate pregnancies, after being told babies were unlikely to survive.

Last updated: 01 Dec 2013 07:28
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Campaigners want the UN and the European Court to clarify whether Ireland is in breach of human-rights laws when it comes to women whose babies will not live after birth.

While they believe it would not even require a legislative change to allow for what they see as the most basic level of dignity for women going through a huge personal trauma, the strong Catholic lobby insists women simply need better support during birth.

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Dublin.

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