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A court-ordered abortion in the U.K.

In another news story concerning the degeneration of society here’s a story from Britain about a woman in her early 20s is being ordered to have an abortion at the 22nd week of pregnancy. Apparently, Justice Nathalie Lieven felt it necessary to give such a grim order due to the woman in question having the mental capacity of a 6- to 9-year old. To quote the judge:

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 immense intrusion,” “I have to operate in [her] best interests, not on society’s views of termination.

Right, so it’s in the best interests of the woman to force the abortion on her? I’ve only looked through a few articles about this story and am really curious as to what British law allows such an order? From the Fox News article:

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. The woman’s mother, a former midwife, opposes the abortion procedure and told the court that she could take care of the child with the support from the daughter, Sky News reported. A social worker who works with the woman also said the pregnancy should not be terminated.

The mentally disabled woman got pregnant under the auspices of NHS care, it really gets the mind turning? Here’s another gem from this story:

“She added that having a child would be more traumatic for the woman than aborting it, as she wouldn’t be able to take care of the child due to the risk posed by her mental health problems and it would have to be put in a foster care.”

So, an abortion at 22 weeks is going to be less traumatic to her than giving the child up for adoption/having family take care of the kid? All because of her mental capacity? Here are a few more quotes from our esteemed judge:

Pregnancy, although real to her, doesn’t have a baby outside her body she can touch,

would suffer greater trauma from having a baby removed,

It would at that stage be a real baby.

Wait, is she saying that the baby isn’t real until born? The pregnancy is “real to her” as if it could be something else other than what is growing in her body? Would this woman never be allowed to see her child while in foster care? Well, it seems that the child will actually be removed from this world now. Here’s some basic info on when Justice Nathalie Lieven achieved her position for anyone who is curious.

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If you are looking for some good laughs, one should take a look at the issues she talked about at the Justice Human Rights Law Conference 2018 hosted by the Centre for Women’s Justice. She specifically discussed her opinions during the Life, Death, and Human Rights workshop.

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In some other news from the U.K. is this BBC story about how churches should become safe havens from knife crime and should have “knife amnesty bins” as an added fixture.. You can also read up on the “knife crime battle” and “Ten charts on the rise of knife crime.” Oh, what a time to be alive…

The New York Times – U.K. Court Says Mentally Disabled Woman Must Have Abortion

Fox News – British judge orders disabled 22-week pregnant woman to have abortion

BBC News – Knife crime: Call for churches to provide safe havens

BBC News – Knife crime: Tony Blair says police losing knife crime battle

BBC News – Ten charts on the rise of knife crime in England and Wales