UN makes 2nd ruling against Irish abortion laws

The UN Human Rights Committee has ruled against Ireland’s abortion laws for the second time in just over a year.

They said the treatment of a woman who was denied an abortion in 2010 was cruel, inhuman and degrading.

Siobhán Whelan sought a termination after learning of a fatal foetal abnormality during her pregnancy.

She was denied it, and traveled to the UK for an abortion.