Doctors ask British court to direct abortion for mentally disabled woman
Catholic World News - January 09, 2013
Doctors in Britain have asked a court to approve an abortion for a mentally-impaired woman, saying that her “significant learning impairment” makes her incapable of a rational decision.
Doctors explain that the woman, who has not been identified, suffers from sickle-cell disease, which has caused a series of strokes during her pregnancy. Continuing the pregnancy will endanger her life, the doctors contend, saying that the situation requires an “urgent” decision to abort the pregnancy.
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