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Hamilton v HSE: an update and clarification

Earlier this month I wrote a blog post about the Hamilton v HSE High Court case that saw Justice Sean Ryan set a couple of precedents that have very serious implications for pregnant women in Ireland and the concept of informed consent.

I was very surprised – pleasantly, mind you – by the attention the article got. It got so much traffic it crashed my website. Thankfully my hosting company came to the rescue and made sure everyone who wanted to read it, could.  Continue reading Hamilton v HSE: an update and clarification

The High Court says we can’t say no

So the High Court rubberstamped a human rights violation last week. In the same fell swoop, it also gave a big fat thumbs up to denying a pregnant woman’s right to informed refusal; removing a woman’s right to be the decision-maker and expert of her own body; and supporting provider preference for delivering non-evidence based care. The country was up in arms! Oh wait, hang on… Continue reading The High Court says we can’t say no