Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Irish insanity

Unbelievable! At first I thought this had to be a joke, but sadly, it's not. In Ireland, a fetus will be retaining a lawyer to stop its mother from aborting it -- no, I am not kidding:

"The Attorney General has instructed a senior counsel to represent the unborn child at the centre of a court case being taken by a 17-year-old, who is four months pregnant, against the Health Service Executive (HSE).

The girl, who can only be identified as Miss D is challenging the legality of the HSE from preventing her from terminating her pregnancy overseas.

She has been in the care of the HSE since March and was told last week that her baby is suffering from the brain condition anencephaly, resulting in the absence of a major portion of the brain, skull and scalp.

The newborn baby will live a maximum of three days."

Three days -- just long enough for the lawyer to collect his retainer, ha. Seriously, what the fuck? When did they add mescaline to the recipe for Guinness?