(LifeNews) The High Court in Ireland issued a ruling today allowing a hospital to shut off life support for a pregnant mom, which would claim the life of her 18-week-old unborn baby.
The mother is in her twenties, 18-weeks pregnant and doctors had decided to keep her on life support to give her unborn child a chance at life after she suffered a traumatic brain injury on November 29 after a fall. The woman's parents wanted her to be taken off life support immediately and they took legal action to force the hospital to remove the woman from life support.
The Eighth amendment of the Irish constitution gives equal rights to the unborn and the hospital has said it will not act to destroy the life of the unborn baby unless instructed to do so by the High Court. Today, it received that ruling.
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