Call for public inquiry in Ireland as couple settle abortion case

The Greater Glasgow Health Board in Scotland was also named as a defendant as it oversaw a laboratory connected to the case.

The defendants, excluding the laboratory, will pay the couple’s legal costs, RTÉ reported.

Speaking outside of the court on June 23, the couple’s solicitor Caoimhe Haughey said that the family was “at the beginning of the end of a harrowing, cruel, and tortuous journey.”

She explained that the couple had made it clear in early March 2019 that they would only have considered the advice to end the pregnancy if their baby, Christopher, had no chance of survival.

She said that the boy was wrongly diagnosed with Trisomy 18, also known as Edwards’ syndrome.

“It has taken two years, three months, and nine days to get to this point,” she commented, saying that Christopher’s voice had been “finally heard and vindicated.”