Judges overturn 'forced abortion' ruling
24 June 2019
A woman has won an appeal against a court ruling that would have seen her mentally ill daughter forced to have an abortion.
She appealed a decision made last week granting permission for specialists to end the pregnancy.
Three Court of Appeal judges in London upheld the appeal, overturning the previous decision.
Woman with mental age of child must have abortion against her will, court rules
‘I think she would like to have a baby in the same way she would like to have a nice doll’
Jun 22, 2019
A judge has ruled that a pregnant woman with limited mental capacity must have an abortion.
The woman is in her twenties and 22 weeks pregnant but has the mental age of a child aged between six and nine, the court heard.
A police investigation into how she fell pregnant is ongoing.