Late last week, a female British judge “ordered a pregnant woman who reportedly has developmental disabilities and a mood disorder to have an abortion, even though the woman and her mother allegedly strenuously object,” reported The Daily Wire.
The Catholic News Agency reported that the pregnant woman in question is 22 weeks pregnant, is described as being “in her twenties”, is Catholic with a mother from Nigeria and “has the mental capacity of a grade school-age child,” according to The Daily Wire. CNA also said: “The woman’s mother, reported to be a former midwife, registered her absolute opposition to the abortion citing the Catholic faith of herself and her daughter.”
Justice Nathalie Lieven of the Court of Protection is the one who presided over the ruling and ultimately ordered the abortion, citing: “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.” But wait, there’s more. Not only is she a massive hypocrite for taking away the woman’s choice on this matter (something that would be considered a cardinal sin for the Left if the ruling had ordered a woman to keep a baby she wouldn’t want), but she then goes on to insult the woman’s intelligence by saying: “I think she would like to have a baby in the same way she would like to have a nice doll.”
So she’s not only a massive hypocrite and murderer but she is also deeply insulting of the woman being ordered to kill her own child. Look, I don’t know the pregnant woman in question on a personal basis (she is unidentified), but if she is adamantly against the order of aborting her own child, I seriously doubt she considered her own baby to be in any way similar to a “nice doll”. I think she understands very well that what she is carrying inside her womb is a baby and that she very much wishes to have said baby and is (or was) heartbroken over the decision from the judge that she had to terminate the baby she wanted to keep.
But rejoice, everyone, as the public outcry that resulted from that decision has led the English Court of Appeals to overturn the original judge’s decision.
The Catholic News Agency reports that Lord Justice McCombe, Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Peter Jackson overruled the June 21st decision made by Justice Lieven. The original decision reportedly triggered more than 75,000 people to sign a petition from Right to Life UK asking U.K. Health and Social Care Secretary Matthew Hancock to “intervene in this case, so far as possible, to prevent this gross injustice being inflicted by the State on this family and ensure this woman is not forced to have an abortion.”
Bishop John Keenan of the Diocese of Paisley also encouraged people to sign the petition, stating the original ruling “introduces a dangerous new development in the overreach of the power of the state over its citizens.” Another bishop, Bishop John Sherrington of the Archdiocese of Westminster said: “Forcing a woman to have an abortion against her will, and that of her close family, infringes upon her human rights, not to mention the right of her unborn child to life in a family that has committed to caring for the child. In a free society like ours there is a delicate balance between the rights of the individual and the powers of the state. This is a sad and distressing decision for the whole family whom we keep in our prayers. This case, for which all information is not available, raises serious questions about the meaning of ‘best interests’ when a patient lacks mental capacity and is subject to the court’s decision against her will.”
Both bishops are absolutely right. That original decision was a gross overreach by the government, not unlike the Chinese communists, in infringing the rights of a woman. But this is the danger of big government. They get to decide what is in your “best interests” should you reportedly lack the mental capacity to apparently make your own decisions (even though the woman is adamantly explaining she wishes to keep her child). The government gets to decide whether or not your child gets to live if you are deemed not capable, in any way, of taking care of the child, which is seriously moronic. “Well, you see, Karen, you are incapable of making decisions for yourself and would not be able to properly take care of your child, so we’re gonna have to kill it for ya, how does that sound?” That’s the sort of logic trail people like Lieven (not even going to include her title since there was no justice at all in her decision) use when it comes to abortion: better the baby be killed than it perhaps live a poor life even with the chance to live a good one.
It’s not only asinine, it’s outright demonic. It’s the sort of thing pagan cultures would do on a regular basis: child sacrifice. And like pagan cultures, these pro-abortion people in the government do it to please false gods: themselves.
How is it in the woman’s best interests to force her to eliminate a child she wants to keep? May I also remind you of the fact that the woman, among developmental disabilities, also has a mood disorder? Meaning that there is an even greater chance of sending the woman into a deep depression upon forcing her to eliminate her own child. So how exactly is that decision being made in the woman’s “best interests”?
The answer, of course, is it’s not. It’s acting in the government’s best interests, as they are the ones who also get paid for the abortion occurring in the first place at one of the government-owned abortion facilities. It’s also acting in the government’s best interests by setting a precedent for this sort of thing. If the government wishes to eliminate your child for whatever reason and you say no, well there’s really nothing you can do because the government would’ve had this decision as a basis for future decisions. Granted, I highly doubt this is the first time the U.K. government has forced a woman to eliminate her child, but this could’ve still set a very dangerous precedent moving forward.
Of course, the government, if unchecked, will do whatever it wants regardless of precedent, but it is good that this issue was so widely talked about to the point higher judges in the U.K. legal system had to intervene.
But this is merely a preview for where the Left wishes to take us next. The only reason being “pro-choice” is so popular is because people like having a choice as to what to do. But as we can see from this example, there are plenty of people on the Left who are not “pro-choice” at all if the choice being made is not the “right one” in their minds. You don’t get to choose what school to send your kids to, you don’t get to choose what politician you want to win elections (*ahem* Google *ahem* the Obama administration *ahem*), you don’t get to choose to follow your religious beliefs if it is perceived that they are discriminatory to someone else, and as was the case for this pregnant woman, she did not have the choice to keep her child apparently because she’s too stupid, in the mind of the government, to keep her child and live a good and happy life.
These people aren’t about choice but dominance. There is a very good reason I said they view themselves as gods in the comparison with pagan cultures who would perform child sacrifices. They see themselves as gods in control of everything and everyone, or at least they believe they ought to be given said control. I’ve said this before, but it’s plenty relevant right now: for people who claim not to believe in God, they sure try hard to be like one.
But thanks be to God that He reigns supreme and the forces of evil could not take the life of an unborn child this time. Thank the Lord that He caused this story to be so widely spread and found so horrid that higher Justices in the U.K. legal system were moved to intervene in this matter. I just hope this serves as a wake-up call for the people of the U.K.: their government has gotten too big for their own good if they can force abortions on women who don’t want them.
1 Corinthians 15:57
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
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