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Irish paper under fire for false abortion story

Catholic World News - September 02, 2013

The Irish Times has encountered heavy criticism for publishing a front-page story reporting—inaccurately—a legal abortion performed at a Dublin hospital.

The August 23 story alleged that the abortion was the first such procedure allowed under Ireland’s new law that allows legal abortion in some circumstances. But the law had not entered into effect at the time the procedure reportedly occurred.

Moreover the Times article supplies medical details about the case, in apparent violation of medical confidentiality rules.

The Irish Times published a brief apology for the story, which appeared on page 7 of its Saturday, August 31 edition, acknowledging that “the case described in the article did not happen.”

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  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Sep. 02, 2013 8:49 PM ET USA

    The Irish press is fully engaged in combat for a worse world, more violent and sordid than what we have known to date, i.e. more liberal. And, perhaps more than in any other conflict, the first casualty in this war is the truth.

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