Irish Supreme Court strips unborn children of all constitutional rights – except the right to life

supreme.jpgThe Irish Supreme Court has just issued a ruling in a case involving a Nigerian father who fought a deportation order on the basis that he had fathered an as-yet-unborn Irish child that had the right to have its father live in the same country.
The ruling means that while the unborn have a constitutional right to life, inserted through the 8th amendment, ​they do not enjoy any other rights until they are born. In particular, in the case at hand the unborn child does not have the right to have a family life with its father once it will be born, which makes it possible for the immigration authority to enforce the man’s deportation to Nigeria.

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