Catholic World News

English judge orders abortion for unwilling mother; bishops protest

June 24, 2019

» Continue to this story on Catholic Herald

CWN Editor's Note: An English judge has ordered an abortion for a mentally handicapped woman, although the pregnant woman and her mother both oppose the procedure, and the grandmother had offered to care for the child. Judge Nathalie Lieven said that although her decision was an “immense intrusion” she was acting in the woman’s “best interests.” In a mild protest, Bishop John Sherrington said that the “sad and distressing” decision “infringes her rights,” and “raises serious questions about the meaning of ‘best interests.’”

Update:An appeals court has reportedly reversed the forced-abortion decision, in a ruling that has not been made public.

The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.

 


For all current news, visit our News home page.


Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.