Wednesday, May 02, 2007
The Miss D Case
News of a 17 year old girl pregnant with anencaphelic pregnancy broke on Monday 30th April 2007. The case was mentioned in the High Court on Tuesday May 1st and is due to return for a hearing on Thursday May 3rd. The girl is seeking to travel to have an abortion abroad. The Health Service Executive has obstructed her from travelling. The main issue concerning Miss D, concerns the issue of minors and those in the care of the State accessing abortion. The issues of the ambit of the freedom to travel enshrined in the Constitution seem to be at issue, alongside the power and role of the health authorities in this matter.