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Michelle O’Neill’s story as a teenage mother is far from unusual but her words provide hope

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Michelle O'Neill (Credit: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Michelle O'Neill (Credit: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

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Michelle O'Neill (Credit: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Michelle O’Neill’s story is not an unusual one. To be a teenage mother living in a still religiously conservative society was a traumatic experience for many young women.

She describes being prayed for as a 16-year-old pregnant teenager and being singled out when she returned to school after giving birth by those who would rather she’d taken her ‘problem’ elsewhere.


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