A 17-year-old girl who is four months pregnant and whose child cannot survive outside the womb has gone to the High Court to challenge a decision by the Health Service Executive to stop her leaving the State for an abortion.
The girl is in the care of the HSE and is challenging its decision to contact gardaÃ and not to let her travel for the abortion unless she presented as a suicide risk.
After hearing this news, the girl made a decision to travel to the UK for a termination but the HSE asked gardaÃ not to permit her to leave the jurisdiction.
So this girl will literally be held by the police (gardaÃ ) if she tries to leave. It’s sickening. She’s challenging the ruling in court tomorrow; our thoughts are with her.