Skip to comments.Pro-life Groups Thank Rubio as Pregnant Mother in UK Is Spared From Abortion
Posted on 06/24/2019 1:51:19 PM PDT by Kaslin
The English Court of Appeals has reversed a decision to force a woman with developmental disabilities to have an abortion, overturning a decision from Justice Nathalie Lieven on June 21 in England's Court of Protection. The woman in question is 22 weeks pregnant, meaning the abortion would've been late-term. In her ruling, Lieven explained that she "has to operate" in the woman's "best interests, not on society's views of termination.” She reportedly accepted the opinion of NHS trust, which concluded that an abortion would be less traumatic for the pregnant woman than giving birth.
In its overturning, the Court of Appeals ruled that “doctors must not be allowed to perform an abortion on a pregnant mentally-ill woman."
Pro-life advocates were outraged over the initial ruling, including those here across the pond. On Monday, before the Court of Appeals's reversal, Rubio sent an urgent letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan asking them to grant the pregnant woman a temporary non-immigrant visa to seek alternative medical care here in the States.
"I write with grave concern about the case of a 22-week pregnant Catholic woman with developmental disabilities in the United Kingdom who—against the wishes of her and her Nigerian-origin mother—is being required by a British court to undergo a forced late-term abortion, in what I believe to be a clear human rights violation," Rubio wrote. "I urge your Departments to quickly investigate this case and, within all applicable laws and regulations, to offer assistance to her and her mother in seeking alternative medical care either in the United States through a temporary non-immigrant visa or through humanitarian parole for a temporary period due to this urgent humanitarian emergency, or at medical facilities in a third country that will not compel her to undergo a forced late-term abortion."
Pro-life groups commended Rubio for bringing attention to the case, because he just may have had something to do with the UK's change of heart.
“We are thankful and relieved that mother and child will be spared a monstrous injustice,” SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said. “Forced abortion is a horrific violation of the human rights of both unborn children and their mothers. Justice Lieven’s order reeks of eugenics and is the type of oppression one would expect to see under a totalitarian regime, like China’s brutal state-enforced population control. Such a ruling could not occur in a vacuum – it exposes a culture of devaluation of human life and prejudice toward individuals with disabilities, right up to the most elite levels of society. The silence of the abortion lobby and their political allies on this atrocity is deafening. We thank Senator Rubio for his pro-life leadership and will never rest in our fight to end the violence of abortion.”
That’s how it tends to work in countries with nationalized health care. Bureaucrats will ONLY do the right thing after being subjected to intense public humiliation.
Forced sterilizations are a no-no.
Forced abortions must also be.
Rubio is a fake and a snake. Worse, Romney runs his puppet show.
He may have just saved an innocent life, so I’ll cut him some slack.
So, It’s more than a little odd that you would choose to criticize Rubio for seeking to save the life of an innocent child.
I wouldn’t care if the media says he saved 90 lives. Cant trust this loser of the highest order.
Sorry. Credit where credit is due. Good for Marco Rubio for trying to help save an innocent life. The guy shouldn’t be bashed for doing the right thing.
Credit where credit is due. Rubio is a Uni Party Globalist. Not giving him points. The guy actually doesnt care. My opinion.
No to abortion!
Excellent point, BTTT
You are a hateful person and your opinion sucks big time
Even a single saved soul is a win for God. When a demoncrap (AOC for example) is screwing up, don't get in the way. When a RINO is doing the RIGHT thing - same thing.
I wonder what Rick Scott did. Five years ago as Governor he addressed in-person, the Florida Right To Life group at the annual convention, and has already voted for life. Good man.
I hope you don’t live in Florida. I would hate for you to toss my vote for him by voting for the Democrat which you clearly would. I look forward to voting for Rubio AGAIN in 2022. He is awesome along with Scott who I voted for in 2018. Florida is becoming ruby red. Yeah.
Somebody was surely praying for an intervention. This was an answer to prayer.
Let's give Rubio and the Holy Spirit their due.
Rubio is consumed with hate. He is a fake, a phoney and the truest fraud. He will try, but to my friends that voted for him in the 2016 primaries, only be able to fool the weak from the convestion on. I knew people on his campaign. Not only was he a fake so was his whole damn campaign. Just Like his father figure and owner, Romney, he hoped for a Hillary win just like the Globalist Uni Party loser he will always be. No one falls for him any more nor his PR stunts, unless you really are that weak. No one likes him outside of some establishment people of varying degrees within the RNC, but outside of that. The regular people that voted for him in the primaries WILL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN. He is toast. No PR stunt will work. People know.
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