Ms Y to take legal action against authorities after abortion dispute

An asylum seeker is planning legal action after she unsuccessfully sought an abortion in Ireland last summer.

Ms Y to take legal action against authorities after abortion dispute

An asylum seeker is planning legal action after she unsuccessfully sought an abortion in Ireland last summer.

Ms Y had arrived into the country pregnant as a result of alleged rape.

She is now planning legal action against the hospital where she was a maternity patient for a number of weeks until after her baby was delivered prematurely by Caesarean section in her third trimester.

Kitty Holland, a reporter with The Irish Times who covered the story in today's paper, said Ms Y is also planning to take action against the HSE and a number of other public bodies.

"She feels that she has experienced personal injury as a result of the treatment she received at the hands of the HSE, the Garda National Immigration Bureau, the Department of Justice, the Reception and Integration Agency, and the hospital where she was staying for a few weeks," Holland said.

The newspaper reports that personal injury actions are planned against those agencies, citing Ms Y's solicitor as the source.

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