An Irish woman who became pregnant after being sexually assaulted has died in a hospital in Australia.
According to a Facebook post from the Garda Síochána, the woman was admitted to a Brisbane hospital with suspected pregnancy complications on Thursday.
“The deceased was a 26 year old woman of South Australian origin who was born on 20 January, 1984,” Garda spokesman Mark Doyle said in a statement.
“She was a single mother, living in South Australia, who had been sexually assaulted by a man known to her as a ‘vampire’.”
“She was subsequently treated at Brisbane Royal Infirmary where she died on Friday, February 19, 2017, from complications from her pregnancy,” the statement continued.
The Garda has not released further details on the woman’s identity or condition.
In an online post, she said she was “not alone” in her ordeal.
“This is not about a pregnancy, this is not just about me.
This is about all women.
The world is not ready for us,” she wrote.
“We have been treated like a second-class citizen.
I have been discriminated against, denied access to healthcare, refused treatment and ostracised for the fact that I am a vegan.
I am not alone.
It is time for all vegans to wake up and take responsibility for our own actions.”