A British had court ordered an abortion for a mentally disabled woman against her and her mother's wishes. However, on June 24, 2019 it was released that in an appeal a higher court ruled that Doctors must not abort mentally-ill woman's baby. Many pro-life groups protested in the UK in support of the wishes of the disabled woman to keep her baby.
The unidentified woman is 22 weeks pregnant and lives in London. She is in her 20s.
Mon 24 Jun 2019
By Press Association
Doctors must not be allowed to perform an abortion on a pregnant mentally-ill woman, Court of Appeal judges have ruled.
A judge on Friday concluded that a pregnancy termination was in the woman's best interests.
Mrs Justice Lieven had analysed evidence at a hearing in the Court of Protection, where issues relating to people who lack the mental capacity to make decisions are considered, in London.
But three appeal judges on Monday over-ruled that decision after the woman's mother, a former midwife, mounted a challenge.
Lord Justice McCombe, Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Peter Jackson had considered the challenge at a Court of Appeal hearing in London.
They said they would give reasons for their decision at a later date.
Lawyers said they thought the circumstances of the case were unique.
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