A 17 year old girl in Dublin, who is 4 months pregnant with an ancephalic child, is presently in the custody of the Health Services Executive who are preventing her from travelling to England for an abortion.
It is understood that the child has no chance of survival ourside the womb and may only live for a matter of two days if even that.
In Ireland abortion is only legal where there is a substantial risk to the life of the mother or if the mother is suicidal.
The young girl is challenging the HSE in court tomorrow and is determined to get permission to go to England to complete the procedure.
Prayers required that the stay will be upheld or the mother will change her mind and that the child will be given the dignity of a natural death.