Monthly Archives: December 2014

High Court Ruling Inevitable in light of Medical Evidence, but Questions Remain for Future Cases

Dr Conor O’Mahony This morning, the High Court ruled that a clinically dead pregnant woman could have her life support switched off and be allowed to die a natural death, notwithstanding the constitutional right to life of her unborn child. The … Continue reading

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Does a Pregnant Woman Have a Right to Die a Natural Death in Ireland?

Dr Conor O’Mahony Last night, reports emerged of a clinically dead pregnant woman (in her second trimester) being kept alive in an Irish hospital, against the wishes of her parents, to preserve the life of the unborn child. It has … Continue reading

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