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Rep. Liz Cheney blasts GOP colleague Steve King over ‘appalling’ rape and incest remarks: ‘It’s time for him to go’

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Rep. Liz Cheney blasted her Republican colleague Steve King on Wednesday over his asking if there would be “any population” without rape and incest.

“Today’s comments by @RepSteveKingIA are appalling and bizarre,” the GOP lawmaker from Wyoming tweeted. “As I’ve said before, it’s time for him to go. The people of Iowa’s 4th congressional district deserve better.

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Cheney’s comments came after King, aiming to defend the pro-life stance of not allowing any exceptions for abortions, wondered whether everyone’s “family trees” included ancestors who were the product of rape or incest. His comments came as he spoke at the Westside Conservative Club.

“What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?” King said in Urbandale, Iowa, according to The Des Moines Register. “Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages that happened throughout all these different nations, I know that I can’t say that I was not a part of a product of that.”

King inspired a heavy social media backlash. Among the strong responses, 2020 presidential candidate and Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, called for his resignation.

Cheney, who serves as the House Republican Caucus Chair, was one of many Republicans who blasted King earlier this year for telling The New York Times, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”

King was later stripped of committee assignments and the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning his remarks.

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Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this report.

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Judge temporarily blocks new Arkansas pro-life laws

A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions from taking effect Wednesday in Arkansas, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state’s only surgical abortion clinic to close.

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a 14-day temporary restraining order shortly before midnight Tuesday. The 159-page order blocks the state from enforcing the new laws, including a measure prohibiting the procedure 18 weeks into a woman’s pregnancy. They also included a requirement that doctors performing abortions be board-certified or board-eligible in obstetrics and gynecology. An official with a Little Rock clinic that performs surgical abortions says it has one physician who meets that requirement, but he only works there a few days every other month.

Baker also blocked a law prohibiting doctors from performing an abortion if it’s being sought because the fetus was diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

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FILE – In this Oct. 12, 2012, file photo, Kristine Baker smiles after being sworn in as a U.S. District judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas in Little Rock. (Rick McFarland/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP, File)

The laws are being challenged by Little Rock Family Planning Services, the state’s only surgical abortion clinic, and Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood only offers medication-induced abortions at its Arkansas facilities. Planned Parenthood earlier this month stopped providing medication-induced abortions at its Fayetteville facility while it looks for a new location, but is still providing the procedure at its Little Rock center.

The challenge was filed on behalf of the plaintiffs by ACLU of Arkansas. Its spokeswoman, Holly Dickson, said ACLU attorneys were poring over the order and will have a statement later Wednesday. For now, “We are so relieved that these bans and restrictions have been temporarily blocked from taking effect. And we are determined to see them blocked for good,” she said.

A message left with a spokeswoman for the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office was not immediately returned early Wednesday.

Under current Arkansas law, a physician licensed to practice medicine in the state can perform abortions. The additional qualification for abortion doctors is similar to a Mississippi law a federal judge upheld last year. Opponents say the requirement eliminates a large number of physicians who have had training in the procedure. The state has argued the additional qualification would protect patients.

SUPREME COURT ALLOWS ARKANSAS TO ENFORCE ANTI-ABORTION PILL LAW

Little Rock Family Planning has said it has one physician who meets that requirement, but he lives in California and only works at the clinic three to four days every other month.

Arkansas is one of two states with an 18-week ban. Utah enacted a similar restriction this year, but has agreed to not enforce the ban as it’s being challenged in federal court.

Several states have laws banning abortion for genetic anomalies including Down syndrome, but North Dakota’s is the only that is in effect. The others are also tied up in legal challenges.

Arkansas faces the prospect of losing its only surgical provider while neighboring Missouri’s only abortion clinic is fighting to continue providing the service. If that facility closes, Missouri would be the first state without an abortion clinic since the year after the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized the procedure nationwide.

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The laws are among several new restrictions approved by the majority-Republican Legislature in Arkansas this year. Another law not challenged that’s taking effect Wednesday increases the waiting period before a woman can get an abortion from 48 hours to 72 hours.

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Ousted Planned Parenthood head says she tried to ‘depoliticize’ group

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The former Planned Parenthood president, ousted from her position after eight months on the job, says the move came as she was trying to “depoliticize” the organization.

“In the end, I was asked to leave for the same reason I was hired: I was changing the direction of Planned Parenthood,” Dr. Leana Wen said in an op-ed in The New York Times on Friday.

Wen said she faced pressure from a new Board of Directors to prioritize doubling down on abortion rights advocacy rather than emphasizing the organization’s “role in providing essential health care to millions of underserved women and families.”

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“Indeed, there was immediate criticism that I did not prioritize abortion enough,” Wen said, noting that “the organization and the causes it stands for have long been in the crosshairs of political attacks.” She pointed to seven states across the country that have passed legislation this year to ban abortions for women before eight weeks, several with no exceptions for victims of rape and incest.

“With the landscape changing dramatically in the last several months and the right to safe, legal abortion care under attack like never before, I understand the shift in the board’s prioritization,” Wen said Tuesday in a letter addressed to her former colleagues and announcing her departure from Planned Parenthood.

Still, she said, she preferred trying to steer the organization toward promoting broad access to women’s health care — that includes breast exams, cervical cancer screenings, H.I.V. testing and family planning — through the organization, which has a presence in every state.

“To counter those who associate the organization with only abortion and use this misconception to attack its mission, I wanted to tell the story of all of its services — and in so doing, to normalize abortion care as the health care it is,” Wen said.

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Planned Parenthood announced that Wen would be replaced for now by Alexis McGill Johnson, co-director of a research consortium called the Perception Institute, as acting president of the organization and its political wing, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Planned Parenthood did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment on the circumstances of Wen’s departure.

The organization’s management shakeup comes days after the Trump administration announced it would enforce stricter regulations that ban taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions. Planned Parenthood, which has about 400 clinics nationwide, receives a large chunk of the $260 million in annual grants to independent clinics, funded by taxpayer dollars.

Although the law prohibits the funding from being used for abortions, that has not stopped clinics from making referrals.

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Kristan Hawkins: American Medical Association shows clear bias in abortion lawsuit

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When Planned Parenthood handed out their attendance stickers to the Democratic field of candidates who recently joined the abortion vendor in calling for taxpayer funding of abortions without late-term limits, their political power and influence was on full display. But a recent move by the American Medical Association shows that the billion-dollar enterprise has integrated itself into all kinds of institutions believed to be less biased about the politics of abortion.

Recently, the American Medical Association sued the state of North Dakota for attempting to tell women that if they act quickly, they can reverse the impact of the chemical abortion drugs.

The abortion industry despises these kinds of laws that let women know that a choice for chemical abortion can be reversed. The process involves interrupting the deadly effects of two drugs.

This first drug, Mifepristone, acts to block progesterone receptors, essentially starving the baby of needed progesterone. Then a second drug, misoprostol (Cytotec), is taken to force a miscarriage.

But medical science has come a long way in addressing miscarriage, leading to the current legal drama.

In 2009, Dr. George Delgadowas medical director at Culture of Life Family Health Care and the regional medical director of The Elizabeth Hospice, a nonprofit hospice in San Diego, got a call on behalf of a woman who had taken the first of the two chemical abortion drugs and regretted it. She was looking for answers about whether it was too late to help her baby.

“I started thinking about my years of experience with progesterone, and how I’d used progesterone to try to prevent miscarriage,” Delgado told fellow physicians at a pro-life medical conference. He went on to develop a protocol to counteract the drugs with extra progesterone.

Testifying in Colorado in 2017 on the issue, Delgado said that since that time, “(A)bout 250 babies have been born after reversal and approximately 100 women are currently pregnant after reversal. Our success rates with our best protocols are 65-70 percent while our overall success rate is 50-55 percent. These rates are much better than the15 percent survival rate if a mother takes mifepristone and does nothing.”

Expanding informed consent for abortion to include the fact that taking one pill might not be the end of a baby’s life is critical today as abortion vendors work to sell the drugs online, without medical supervision, and as politicians in California work again to require college and university health centers to become abortion vendors, handing out RU-486 on campuses. Students for Life, with more than 90 groups on college campuses in California alone has been fighting this every step of the way because of the dangers to women, as I testified recently.

Add to that the abortion industry’s coordinated push to reduce FDA-required protections for women taking RU-486, it’s clear even more women will need to know all the facts about how their bodies may be impacted.

Sadly, the AMA will not be the champion of women looking for answers, despite the guidelines for informed consent discussed in the AMA Journal of Ethics. An ethical doctor will include information about their personal or economic interests in giving advice and “a physician must also explain any benefits or risks that may be significant to the particular patient.”

Given how many women regret their abortions, letting them know that taking that first abortion pill isn’t their last choice for the baby is significant information. With more and more Americans expressing pro-life sentiments, it’s natural that pro-life policies will make their way into law and that women’s broader interests such as for health and safety protections and informed consent will be prioritized.

This struggle to inform women about their bodies and the impact of deadly drugs represents today’s engaged, pro-life movement, which does not hide facts from the women who deserve to know.

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Mother of son with Down syndrome sues hospital, would’ve had abortion

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A mother of a 4-year-old son with special needs is suing a British hospital alleging they failed to test for the condition, otherwise, she would’ve had an abortion.

Edyta Mordel, 33, of Reading, England, wants almost $250,000 in compensation for the cost of raising her son, Aleksander, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome in a case termed “wrongful birth,” according to The Mirror.

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“Miss Mordel would have been offered an abortion and she and her partner, Aleksander’s father Lukasz Cieciura, agreed they would have terminated the pregnancy,” Mordel’s lawyer, Clodagh Bradley QC, told the High Court in London.

The 33-year-old mother, originally from Poland, said she was given the all-clear at 12 weeks into the pregnancy, believing the test was carried out.

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“I was reassured so many times everything was alright, that the pregnancy was fine,” Mordel said, according to the Daily Mail.

But lawyers for the NHS showed that the sonographer recorded “Down’s screening declined” in her medical notes.

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And when she gave birth via C-section at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Jan. 2015 her medical notes recorded Mordel was “very upset and angry” when Aleksander was diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Lawyer Michael de Navarro QC, for the NHS hospital trust, explained that it was relatively common for expectant mothers to decline screenings when they learned it carried a two percent miscarriage risk.

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While Mordel insisted she always wanted the screening, NHS guidelines classify asking about the screening at a later appointment, once declined, as “harassment.”

The Daily Mail reports that parents have been issued millions in other “wrongful birth” cases, while Mordel’s case is still ongoing.

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Trump 2020 press secretary: Alyssa Milano ‘doesn’t matter’

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Trump 2020 national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany lashed out at actress and activist Alyssa Milano on Friday, saying that everyday women “tune out” the Trump critic and that Hollywood’s opinions on political issues are irrelevant.

“Hollywood doesn’t matter. In fact, if anything it’s a curse for a candidate because everyday hardworking men and women look and say, ‘Alyssa Milano is going to tell me what to do?’,” McEnany said on “Hannity.”

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“This is the woman who said that women should have a sex strike because of a fetal heartbeat bill that says you keep a living baby with a heartbeat alive,” McEnany continued. “And because of that bill women everywhere should have a sex strike.”

McEnany added that Milano “doesn’t matter” and begged the actress to support the eventual Democratic nominee.

“Everyday women tune her out. She doesn’t matter. Nor does Hollywood. They are a joke. Please endorse the Democratic nominee as I’m sure they will,” McEnany said.

The press secretary for the Trump campaign also weighed in on the Democratic presidential candidates’ support of abortion rights — in particular late-term abortion. She asserted that the Democrats were out of step with Americans.

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“This motivates the Republican base immensely,” she said. “But more than that, it motivates 85 percent of Americans. When you look at who supports abortion until birth — which was passed in New York and celebrated with a sick standing ovation in the New York Senate chamber and they lit One World Trade pink in celebration.

“When you look who supports this insane measure to kill a fully viable baby, it’s about 15 percent or less. So they are motivating 85 percent of the American people when they do things like 19 times blocking a vote in the House for a keep-alive bill, keeping a baby alive outside the womb.”

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US judge blocks Indiana 2nd-trimester abortion procedure ban

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A federal judge blocked an Indiana law that would ban a second-trimester abortion procedure on Friday, just days before the law was set to come into force.

The order putting the Indiana law on hold was released hours after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to revive a similar law in Alabama that sought to ban dilation and evacuation abortions.

The law passed by Indiana’s Republican-dominated Legislature this spring calls the procedure “dismemberment abortion.” It was set to become effective on July 1.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana sued on behalf of two doctors who perform dilation and evacuation abortions. Under the law, a doctor who performs the procedure could face a felony charge, punishable by up to six years in prison.

Indiana’s attorneys maintained the state had a valid role in limiting types of abortion procedures, citing a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld a federal law banning the method.

ACLU attorneys argued that the ban would put a “substantial and unwarranted burden on women’s ability to obtain second-trimester, pre-viability abortions.”

In granting the preliminary injunction that blocked the law, U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker wrote that it “prohibits physicians from utilizing the most common, safest, often most cost effective, and best understood method of second trimester abortion, requiring them instead to resort to alternatives that are medically riskier, more costly, less reliable, and in some instances simply unavailable, while accomplishing little more than expressing hostility towards the constitutionally fundamental right of women to control their own reproductive lives.”

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said in a statement he expected to appeal the ruling.

“I continue to believe that Indiana has a compelling interest in protecting the value and dignity of fetal life by banning a particularly brutal and inhumane procedure,” Hill said.

The U.S. Supreme Court in May rejected Indiana’s appeal of a lower court ruling that blocked the state’s ban on abortion based on gender, race or disability. The court, however, upheld a portion of the 2016 law signed by then-Gov. Mike Pence requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains after an abortion.

Four other anti-abortion laws adopted in Indiana since 2013 have been blocked by federal courts, according to the ACLU.

Chris Charbonneau, the CEO at Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, said the latest Indiana law wrongly waded into the details of medical decisions that should be left to doctors.

“I think the Legislature has not, until recently, been serious about passing something that will be upheld,” Charbonneau said. “I think they’re passing these things as red meat to the right-wing base to make it look like they are actually doing something.”

The decision from Barker, who was nominated as a judge by President Ronald Reagan, comes just weeks after she allowed an abortion clinic to open in South Bend. The Indiana State Department of Health had denied the operator a clinic license, saying it had not provided requested safety documentation.

During a hearing this month, Barker questioned why the state would force women seeking a second-trimester abortion to undergo “highly risky” alternative procedures, such as prematurely inducing labor or injecting fatal drugs into the fetus.

Federal courts have blocked similar laws in several states, including Kentuckyand Ohio this spring, but Indiana abortion opponents were hopeful an increasingly conservative U.S. Supreme Court could eventually uphold such bans.

The Indiana measure signed by Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb would make it illegal for doctors to use medical instruments such as clamps, forceps and scissors to remove a fetus from the womb except to save the pregnant woman’s life or prevent serious health risk.

Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher said legislators wanted the ban “because they think the procedure is unethical.”

The anti-abortion group Indiana Right to Life urged an appeal of Barker’s ruling.

“It’s disgusting that the abortion industry can simply overturn a law they dislike by filing a lawsuit,” said Mike Fichter, the group’s president and CEO. “Dismemberment abortions are painful and barbaric. No baby deserves this horrific death sentence.”

Indiana lawmakers didn’t go as far as those in Louisiana, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio, where bills were enacted barring abortion once there’s a detectable fetal heartbeat, as early as the sixth week of pregnancy. Missouri’s governor signed a bill approving an eight-week ban on abortion, with exceptions only for medical emergencies. Alabama outlawed virtually all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest. Those bans haven’t taken effect, and all are expected to face legal challenges.

The dilation and evacuation procedure accounted for 27, or 0.35 percent, of the 7,778 abortions performed in Indiana during 2017, according to an Indiana State Department of Health report.

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Pregnant woman changes mind mid-abortion and did this to save her twins

A North Carolina woman, who had just begun the process of a chemical abortion, made a last-minute, split-second decision that saved the life of her babies.

At six weeks pregnant, she walked into A Preferred Women’s Health Center, a Charlotte abortion facility, to end the pregnancy.

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“Oh, twins,” a technician performing an ultrasound told “Alexis,” a pseudonym used by Pregnancy Help News to protect her identity.

The words were enough. Alexis didn’t need to see the ultrasound. She’d always dreamt of having twins, but she had already begun the process terminating her pregnancy, having swallowed the first “abortion pill” of RU-486 and handed the second to take within 48 hours. Mifepristone, which blocks the natural hormone progesterone and causes the lining of the uterus to release the unborn baby, and misoprostol starts contractions to deliver the dead baby.

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In a daze, walking out of the abortion facility, she remembered something a sidewalk counselor told her: “It might not be too late for you—AbortionPillReversal.com—they can still help you save your baby.”

Minutes later, she was on the phone with HELP Pregnancy Center, desperate to see if she could go back on her decision.

“We got her started on the abortion pill reversal treatment extremely fast,” said Courtney Parks, abortion pill reversal coordinator for HELP Pregnancy Center.

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Immediately after administering the treatment by Heartbeat International’s Abortion Pill Rescue Network, which has saved hundreds of babies, Parks and Alexis looked at an ultrasound with tears in their eyes.

“If I had known what I know now and I had seen how the Lord has provided for these babies,” Alexis told Parks. “I would have never even walked into that clinic.”

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The pregnancy center threw her a baby shower and several months later Alexis gave birth to a healthy set of twins.

Andrea Trudden, director of communications and marketing for Heartbeat International, told Fox News said she hopes more women find out about the life-saving protocol.

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“Abortion Pill Rescue truly is the last chance these women have to choose life for their babies,” Trudden said. “These twins represent just two of the more than 750 lives that have been saved through abortion pill reversal since 2012.”

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Penny Nance: Dem candidates are really pro-abortion, not pro-choice

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Remember these statements by Democrats seeking to become their party’s presidential nominee?

“I believe that reproductive rights are human rights, they are civil rights, and they are non-negotiable,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said in an interview with The Atlantic earlier this month.

“We must be vigilant in protecting a woman’s right to choose,” Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey said on Twitter in January.

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“… now more than ever, we must remain steadfast in our defense of a woman’s right to choose,” Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii said in a statement on the 40th anniversary of the landmark 1973 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision the legalized abortion nationwide.

The Democratic presidential candidates want everyone to know they support abortion. They call this “choice” – which indicates a decision a woman makes about whether to have an abortion or have a baby. Many are now calling this choice a reproductive, human and civil right.

But not really.

Where were the Democratic presidential hopefuls when a British judge recently ruled that a mentally disabled woman in her 20s with the mental age of a child between ages 6 and 9 must undergo a forced abortion against her will and against her mother’s will? The judge cited the pregnant woman’s “best interests” and determined the pregnancy termination was “the best option.”

The government ruled and was very clearly forcing this woman to have an abortion, even though her choice was to give birth.

Thankfully, the pregnant woman’s mother – a former midwife – appealed and a British appeals court overturned the lower court ruling Monday after an outcry from pro-life groups (on both sides of the Atlantic) and Catholic bishops. This was clearly the right thing to do, and I commend the higher court for the ruling.

But this is a landmark moment.

Why wasn’t Planned Parenthood speaking out against forcing a woman to have an abortion against her will? Where was NARAL Pro-Choice America? Where was the National Abortion Federation and the National Coalition of Abortion Providers? Where were all the so-called pro-choice Democratic presidential candidates?

And where is the outrage over this?

Could it be that pro-choice groups and candidates are really just pro-abortion – and the term “choice” only applies if the choice is abortion?

I recently had this same conversation with a well-known reporter. She remarked that for all the talk about choice, abortion advocates do little to help women in crisis pregnancies who choose to carry their children to term.

The reporter found it telling that “choice” advocates never advocate for adoption, nor do they join pro-lifers in the 2,752 full-service pregnancy-care clinics around the nation where women can receive free medical care, job and other counseling, and countless other resources.

Britain has a sketchy record on life. We must never forget Charlie Gard, a baby whose parents were forced by the National Health Service and British courts in 2017 to remove him from life support and were barred from bringing him to the United States, where doctors at top hospitals stood ready to treat him. Charlie died days before he would have turned a year old.

The Charlie Gard case is a cautionary tale in government encroachment in health care. The next logical step after euthanasia is forced abortion.

Fortunately, the order for a forced abortion was unanimously overturned on appeal in Britain this time. But what happens next time, without a check on power?  China, our valued trading partner, has a long record of forcing women to abort their children. It can happen.

I challenge these “pro-choice” organizations and politicians to go on the record. Whose side are they on? The woman’s or the government’s?

I challenge the hosts of this week’s Democratic presidential debates to ask the candidates about this latest British case.

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If they don’t speak up, the candidates will be admitting that their focus has always been about abortion, not choice.

But I think we all know that anyway.

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British judge orders disabled 22-week pregnant woman to have abortion

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A British judge ordered Friday that an abortion be performed on a mentally disabled woman who is 22 weeks pregnant, despite objections from the woman and her mother.

Justice Nathalie Lieven admits in the ruling of the “heartbreaking” case that it’s an “immense intrusion” to order the abortion against the woman’s will, but argued that it’s in the best interest of the woman.

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“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,” the justice said. “I have to operate in [her] best interests, not on society’s views of termination.”

“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.”

— Justice Nathalie Lieven

The unnamed woman, a Roman Catholic, reportedly has developmental disabilities and the mental age of a 6- to 9-year-old. She has been described as being in her 20s and is in the care of an NHS trust, as part of the country’s National Health Service.

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The woman’s mother, a former midwife, opposes the abortion procedure and told the court that she could take care of the child with the support from the daughter, Sky News reported.

A social worker who works with the woman also said the pregnancy should not be terminated.

But the judge said the woman didn’t have the mental capacity to make her own decisions even it look like she wanted to continue the pregnancy.

“I think she would like to have a baby in the same way she would like to have a nice doll.”

— Justice Nathalie Lieven

“I think she would like to have a baby in the same way she would like to have a nice doll,” she said, pointing out that she didn’t fully comprehend what having a baby entails.

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She added that having a child would be more traumatic for the woman than aborting it, as she wouldn’t be able to take care of the child due to the risk posed by her mental health problems and it would have to be put in a foster care.

“Pregnancy, although real to her, doesn’t have a baby outside her body she can touch,” Lieven added.

Police are reportedly investigating how the pregnancy happened in the first place.

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