Supreme Court in U.K. affirms ruling to legally abort disabled babies after 24 weeks

by Seth Udinski
Supreme Court in U.K. affirms ruling to legally abort disabled babies after 24 weeks

Seth Udinski, FISM News

 

On Thursday, the Supreme Court in the United Kingdom affirmed a law that allows children with Down syndrome to be legally aborted after 24 weeks and up until birth. This comes after Heidi Crowter, a woman with Down syndrome, filed a lawsuit against the court for this law that blatantly targets unborn children with disabilities.

The court explained its decision, saying,

The fundamental difficulty … is that the European Court has never decided that a fetus, even one post-viability, is the bearer of Convention rights. The fact that both domestic legislation and courts, and the European Court itself, have recognized that there may be circumstances in which the fetus has interests which the State is entitled to protect does not lead to the proposition that it enjoys rights under Article 2.

Article 2 in the European Convention of Human Rights clearly states the following,

Everyone’s right to life shall be protected by law.

Pro-life advocates argue that the British high court is not acting within the parameters set by the European Convention of Human Rights. Heidi Crowter shared her feelings of disappointment and frustration,

The judges might not think it discriminates against me, the government might not think it discriminates against me, but I’m telling you that I do feel discriminated against. The current law is unfair. It makes me feel like I shouldn’t exist, and that I’d be better off dead in the eyes of the law.

This law is greatly disappointing, especially considering the fact that the United Kingdom was once a stronghold of Christianity for centuries. Thankfully, we worship and serve a God who loves the little ones, including those who suffer a devastating disability.

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