High Court will hear case of couple wrongly told unborn child had a fatal condition

The High Court will hear the case of a couple who aborted their unborn child after being wrongly told it had a fatal condition.

At a preliminary hearing yesterday Justice Kevin Cross set June 22nd as the beginning of a five day trial.

The Couple are suing Merrion Fetal Health clinic and the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin.

They say the Hospital diagnosed their unborn child with Trisomy 18 or Edwards Syndrome.

The woman claims her consultant advised the baby was non-viable and there was no point in waiting for a full analysis of the results.

She says she relied totally on this advice and an abortion was carried out on March 14th 2019 in the clinic.

Subsequently, the full analysis was provided to her and, she says, it showed her unborn child did not have Trisomy 18 and was a normal healthy baby boy.