Irish Woman Dies Following Heart Attack After Legal Abortion in UK

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 22, 2013   |   12:19PM   |   Dublin, Ireland

A woman who traveled to England from Ireland has died following a legal abortion she obtained that resulted in a heart attack caused by “extensive internal blood loss” hours after having the abortion.

The woman was 20 weeks pregnant at the time of the abortion and news of her death comes at a time when reports show fewer women are traveling from Ireland to the United Kingdom for abortions.

The Irish Independent newspaper has more on the woman’s death from the legal abortion.

Police in the UK are investigating the death of the mum-of-one who traveled from Dublin to London for an abortion.

Today, the Irish Independent can reveal that a post-mortem conducted on the woman concluded that she died from a heart attack, caused by extensive internal blood loss. The London Metropolitan Police confirmed today that they were investigating the woman’s death, which occurred in Slough, on January 21, 2012, and a file will be sent to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The 32-year-old married woman was understood to be a foreign national living in Dublin.

A spokesperson for the London Metropolitan Police confirmed that detectives from Homicide and Serious Crime Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding her “unexplained” death which occurred around midnight on Saturday, 21st, 2012, in Slough.

Medical personnel were called but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The report indicates the unnamed mother got the abortion at a Marie Stopes abortion clinic in London. Marie Stopes, like Planned Parenthood, is one of the world’s largest abortion business that operates globally.

“A post mortem which took place on 23 January at Wexham Hospital concluded that the cause of death was a heart attack caused by extensive internal blood loss” after the abortion, a spokesman told the newspaper.

Ireland Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald was reportedly shocked by the news.

“I was extremely shocked. The fact that the woman had left the clinic and started bleeding in a taxi, clearly it’s very important that we hear the outcome of that investigation and understand what were the factors that led to this traumatic and dreadful outcome,” she said.

The Life Institute has said that the tragic death of a woman following an abortion in Britain may reveal the reality of the abortion industry which kills children and exploits women for profit.

Spokeswoman Niamh Ui Bhriain said that, while the facts remained unclear, it was a tragedy that a woman who had traveled from Ireland had, like so many other women, lost her life following a supposed ‘safe, legal’ abortion.



The Life Institute spokeswoman said it was disgusting to see the cynical rush by the Irish Family Planning Association and others to try to claim that this tragic death supported their demands for abortion services in Ireland.

“This woman died following a so-called ‘safe legal’ abortion carried out in a licensed abortion clinic run by Marie Stopes International, which also provides referral services in Ireland. The Irish media must now call abortion providers to account rather than allowing them to distract from this woman’s death by pretending that abortion clinics in Ireland are the solution.”

She added that a previous incident where an Irish woman had almost lost her life in an abortion clinic in Britain had gone almost unreported in the Irish media.