A retired Massachusetts judge on Tuesday defended her decision to order a mentally ill woman to have an abortion and be sterilized against her wishes, and she blasted Boston University for rescinding a job offer after her ruling sparked controversy.
Christina Harms said she believes the schizophrenic woman would have chosen to have an abortion if she had been mentally competent. In her ruling, she granted a petition from the woman’s parents to have their daughter declared incompetent and awarded guardianship to them for the purpose of consenting to the abortion.
The woman was lucid to express that she is a practicing Catholic and against abortion. She was lucid enough to go to her doctor and make the sound decision to come off of medication that would harm her baby. When the people around her were coercing her into an abortion, she was lucid enough to get herself an attorney to defend her freedom and the life of her child.
But Christina Harms - got to love the irony of her name - said she knew, in spite of all this, that the woman would choose to have an abortion to protect her well being.
That is some gift of clairvoyance. No matter what people say and do, Christina Harms can do the thinking for all of us. She's an extension of everyone's brains.
The Appeals court overturn Harms' ruling:
In overturning Harms’ decision, the Appeals Court used unusually strong language.
The court said no one had requested sterilization and said Harms “appears to have simply produced the requirement out of thin air.’’
Harms said she based her sterilization order on concerns that the woman had had two previous pregnancies and would continue to have unprotected sex, unplanned pregnancies and therefore “serial abortions.’’ The woman had aborted one of her earlier pregnancies. Her parents are raising a child she gave birth to from the other pregnancy.
What is that supposed to mean? Women on the welfare rolls for women with children from numerous men should be involuntarily sterilized?
Adolf Hitler eat your heart out.
After the inhumane, unconstitutional and cruel treatment of Catholic woman was made public, the job she applied for at Boston University was not offered.
Cry me a river.