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Pregnant woman set on fire by her husband because she refused to get an abortion

A five month pregnant Lebanese woman is fighting for her life in hospital with third degree burns all over her body after her husband set her on fire with a gas canister for refusing to have an abortion.

Hana Mohammed Khodor, 21, was five months pregnant when her husband attacked her earlier this month. Sadly, her baby died during the attack and Hana’s chances of survival are described by her doctors as “very bleak”.

Her husband, identified as AA, who has since been arrested was planning on fleeing the country. The horrific attack is alleged to have started after Hana told her husband she wanted to keep their baby.. AA then viciously beat his wife before setting her on fire with a gas canister. Hana is reported to have third-degree all over her body and barely holding on life support.

Her situation is extremely critical due to the severity, and huge areas of her body that got burned

Family friend Abdul Rahman Haddad said that her situation is “too delicate and serious.”

“She needs 15 blood platelets (transfusions) daily, and each costs $100, aside from the daily costs of the hospital bed, medical equipment and ICU treatment. Her family is extremely poor, and she is a young woman … they need any form of medical assistance,” said Haddad.

Doctor Gabriel Al-Sabe’e said Hana undergoes several operations daily since she was admitted to hospital.

“She is on life support and gets resuscitated daily. Her situation is extremely critical due to the severity, and huge areas of her body that got burned,” he added.

If Hana survives, it is likely she will spend many more months in hospital.

Right To Life UK spokesperson, Catherine Robinson, said: “This is a truly appalling attack and we all hope that Hana is able to pull through. This brave woman stood up to her husband who was attempting to pressure her into having an abortion.”

Dear reader,

You may be surprised to learn that our 24-week abortion time limit is out of line with the majority of European Union countries, where the most common time limit for abortion on demand or on broad social grounds is 12 weeks gestation.

The latest guidance from the British Association of Perinatal Medicine enables doctors to intervene to save premature babies from 22 weeks. The latest research indicates that a significant number of babies born at 22 weeks gestation can survive outside the womb, and this number increases with proactive perinatal care.

This leaves a real contradiction in British law. In one room of a hospital, doctors could be working to save a baby born alive at 23 weeks whilst, in another room of that same hospital, a doctor could perform an abortion that would end the life of a baby at the same age.

The majority of the British population support reducing the time limit. Polling has shown that 70% of British women favour a reduction in the time limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks or below.

Please click the button below to sign the petition to the Prime Minister, asking him to do everything in his power to reduce the abortion time limit.