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EU human rights case challenges Irish abortion rights

The European Court of Human Rights has delivered a landmark ruling upholding the right of women in Ireland to have an abortion there if their lives are in danger.

The Court ruled in favour of a woman who was forced to travel to the UK for a termination because Irish law currently bans abortions.

Mark Simpson reports from Dublin.

  • 16 Dec 2010
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