Couple live-tweeting abortion journey share recovery-room image

Couple live-tweeting abortion journey share recovery-room image

Update 6pm: A couple who were live tweeting their journey to Liverpool to terminate a pregnancy have tweeted a picture of the recovery room.

Saying “All went fine and in recovery”, the couple, tweeting under the handle @itstimetorepeal, had earlier shared pictures from the airport and of the clinic.

Earlier: The Health Minister Simon Harris has said it saddens and frustrates him that women cannot access abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormality.

Simon Harris was responding to reports that an Irish couple is live-tweeting their journey to Liverpool to terminate a pregnancy.

The couple, tweeting under the handle @itstimetorepeal say they have been forced to leave their seriously ill child at home.

Minister Harris said the matter of abortion law is now in the hands of the Constitutional Convention.

He said: "It greatly saddens and frustrates me that women and their partners in this country find themselves in this situation.

"But, there's no point giving people platitudes on this matter. This is a constitutional matter and if there is to be a change in this area it will have to come about by the vote of the Irish people.

"I would like to see change. I have made the point before that my generation has never had a say on this issue, and I would like my generation to have a say.

"(However,) the process is very clear and it is that of the Citizens' Assembly."

Original report:

A second Irish couple is live tweeting their journey to the UK for an abortion.

Using the names 'Heartbroken&Punished' the couple has been documenting their journey from Dublin to Liverpool with the Twitter handle @itstimetorepeal.

The account describes how the waiting room is almost full with the 'quiet broken by some very familiar accents'.

The couple's child has a Fatal Foetal Abnormality known as Edwards Syndrome.

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