Judge Defends Abortion, Sterilization Order For Mentally Ill Woman
Retired Massachusetts judge Christina Harms is defending her decision to order a mentally ill woman to have an abortion and be sterilized against her wishes. Harms is also criticizingBoston University for withdrawing a job offer after her ruling sparked controversy and was overturned by the state Appeals Court. BU says Harms was not the appropriate candidate for a job that required interaction with students, alumni and the judiciary.
Christina Harms, former Norfolk probate judge
An Open Letter to the Judges of the Probate and Family Court (2/20/12, SCRIBD)
LETTER: Ex-Judge Harms' attorney urges BU to reconsider decision to rescind job offer (1/30/12, SCRIBD)