in 1992, a suicidal 14-year-old rape victim (publicly identified only as "X") was forbidden by the attorney general in Ireland to travel to Britain for an abortion, an order her parents appealed. As a result, the Irish Supreme Court ruled to permit abortion whenever a woman's life was at risk. However, the ruling has since been caught up in a legal quagmire and has yet to be decisively legislated. In 2010, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Ireland must clarify the terms under which abortion is legal, something the Irish government has repeatedly put off.