Friday, December 17, 2010

European Court of Human Rights delivers nuanced abortion ruling

State loses case on woman's abortion right - The Irish Times - Fri, Dec 17, 2010

In a case that originated in Ireland, the court sided with a woman who was unable to obtain an abortion in that country despite her life-threatening cancer.

But the court rejected the claims of two other women who sought to assert any abortion as a recognized right:

"The court ruled there had been no violation of the rights of A and B, the two other women involved in the case.

They argued that abortion restrictions had stigmatised and humiliated them, risked damaging their health and violated their right to private life. The court ruled by 11 votes to six that there had been no violation of their rights."

h/t Dakota Voice

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