Judge rules woman with mental age of child must have abortion

The Court of Appeal overturned a decision made in the Court of Protection

The Court of Appeal overturned a decision made in the Court of Protection Credit Julian Elliott

A social worker who works with the woman also said the pregnancy should not be terminated.

"I am acutely conscious of the fact that for the State to order a woman to have a termination where it appears that she doesn't want it is an enormous intrusion", the justice said.

Justice Nathalie Lieven of the Court of Protection had agreed with doctors seeking to abort a woman's 22-week pregnancy against her wishes and that of her family and social worker.

Three specialists, an obstetrician and two psychiatrists said a termination was the best option because of the risk to the woman's daughter's psychiatric health if pregnancy continued. She has been described as being in her 20s and is in the care of an NHS trust, as part of the country's National Health Service.

A British court ruled on Friday that a mentally challenged woman must have an abortion against her and her mother's will because it was in her "best interest". "I am acutely conscious of the fact that for the State to order a woman to have a termination where it appears that she doesn't want it is an vast intrusion", Justice Lieven conceded in her ruling, but then added condescendingly: "I have to operate in [her] best interests, not on society's views of termination".

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Her mother offered to support her through the pregnancy and help her care for the child once it's born, as she is opposed to termination, however Justice Lieven rejected the idea.

"I think [the woman] would suffer greater trauma from having a baby removed [from her care]", Lieven said, because "it would at that stage be a real baby". She wanted to give birth.

Meanwhile, Abortion Rights, one of the largest pro-choice group in Britain, told The New York Times that pro-life groups are using the case in an "opportunistic" manner to advance their cause.

The woman, who can't be named for legal reasons, has a mood disorder and learning disorder and now lives with her mother, a former midwife.

Alternately the woman may have to leave her mother's home if the mother were to care for the child, raising further issues as the woman can not live independently.

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John Sherrington, a bishop in the Catholic diocese of Westminster, had branded the original ruling, made by the Court of Protection, "sad and distressing".

"In a free society like ours there is a delicate balance between the rights of the individual and the powers of the state", he added.

Notwithstanding our Nation's special relationship with the United Kingdom, the United States should assist this pregnant woman if she, or her mother, seeks a humanitarian alternative to this judicially-mandated forced late-term abortion.

Police are reportedly investigating how the pregnancy happened in the first place.

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