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February 25, 1992 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ireland's Supreme Court on Monday took up the appeal of a 14-year-old pregnant girl who said she was raped by a friend's father and who has been barred by officials from traveling to England for an abortion--an action that has rocked Ireland and shocked many observers in Europe. The court, which will hear arguments for two days and is expected to rule later this week, rejected the Irish media's requests to be admitted to the closed proceedings.
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March 7, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 14-year-old Irish rape victim at the heart of a crisis that bitterly divided Roman Catholic Ireland had an abortion in England, and samples of amniotic fluid were taken for use in a possible prosecution of the accused rapist, police sources said. An international furor erupted when the Dublin High Court barred the girl from flying to England for an abortion. The Supreme Court overruled the order.
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February 21, 1992 | From Associated Press
The family of a 14-year-old girl who has been forbidden to seek an abortion in Britain plans to appeal to the Supreme Court, Prime Minister Albert Reynolds said Thursday. Reynolds said he hopes that the decision could help avoid a repetition of a divisive 1983 referendum that put an anti-abortion clause in the constitution.
NEWS
February 27, 1992 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Irish Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed a lower-court ruling that prohibited a 14-year-old girl, allegedly raped by a friend's father, from traveling to England to undergo an abortion. The decision in the case--which had become a European cause celebre --was welcomed by Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds as well as by women's rights groups in Ireland, England and on the Continent.
NEWS
March 7, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 14-year-old Irish rape victim at the heart of a crisis that bitterly divided Roman Catholic Ireland had an abortion in England, and samples of amniotic fluid were taken for use in a possible prosecution of the accused rapist, police sources said. An international furor erupted when the Dublin High Court barred the girl from flying to England for an abortion. The Supreme Court overruled the order.
NEWS
February 27, 1992 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Irish Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed a lower-court ruling that prohibited a 14-year-old girl, allegedly raped by a friend's father, from traveling to England to undergo an abortion. The decision in the case--which had become a European cause celebre --was welcomed by Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds as well as by women's rights groups in Ireland, England and on the Continent.
WORLD
June 11, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Irish bishops said they were "ashamed, humbled and repentant" about widespread abuse of children at Catholic-run schools after victims marched silently to the Irish Parliament to demand justice. Disclosures of floggings, slave labor and rape in Ireland's now-defunct system of industrial and reform schools have shamed Irish people, particularly older ones who did not confront what a report last month described as endemic abuse.
NEWS
February 25, 1992 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ireland's Supreme Court on Monday took up the appeal of a 14-year-old pregnant girl who said she was raped by a friend's father and who has been barred by officials from traveling to England for an abortion--an action that has rocked Ireland and shocked many observers in Europe. The court, which will hear arguments for two days and is expected to rule later this week, rejected the Irish media's requests to be admitted to the closed proceedings.
NEWS
February 21, 1992 | From Associated Press
The family of a 14-year-old girl who has been forbidden to seek an abortion in Britain plans to appeal to the Supreme Court, Prime Minister Albert Reynolds said Thursday. Reynolds said he hopes that the decision could help avoid a repetition of a divisive 1983 referendum that put an anti-abortion clause in the constitution.
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