“This is an outrage which should shock every right-thinking person.”
In a horrific abuse of power by the medical profession, an NHS trust is asking a judge to allow them to perform an abortion on a mentally-ill woman who is 22 weeks pregnant – despite her mother saying she will care for the child.
Mrs Justice Lieven began analysing the evidence yesterday in the Court of Protection at the Royal Courts of Justice complex in London. She ruled that the woman, who lives in the London area, cannot be named, and nor can the NHS Trust bringing the application.
Fiona Paterson, the barrister for the trust, said that doctors caring for the woman, who is in her 20s and diagnosed with a ‘moderately severe’ learning disorder and a mood disorder, believe an abortion is in her best interests.
“(Her) treating clinicians consider that on balance, a termination is in her best interests,” she said, in a written case outline.
“In broad terms (they) believe that as a result of her learning disabilities, (she) would find labor very difficult to tolerate and the recovery from a Caesarean section very challenging.
“(They) consider that (she) is likely to find the loss of a pregnancy easier to recover from than separation from the baby if he or she is taken into care.
“They also consider that (she) is at increased risk of psychosis if the pregnancy continues.”
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