Barristers John McKendrick QC and Victoria Butler-Cole QC, who represented the woman's mother at Monday's appeal hearing, argued that Mrs Justice Lieven's decision was wrong.
"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 enormous intrusion", she said.
Following the decision, doctors told the woman she would go to sleep and when she woke up the "baby would no longer be in her tummy but she would get a new doll". CNA added, "The woman's mother, reported to be a former midwife, registered her absolute opposition to the abortion citing the Catholic faith of herself and her daughter".
Update: A three-judge Court of Appeal panel on Monday overturned Justice Lieven's decision and ruled the pregnant woman can not be forced to have an abortion, according to British media reports.
On Monday, after a public outcry ensued when a British judge ordered a young disabled woman to have an abortion, the English Court of Appeal reportedly overturned the decision.
The woman's mother, has said that she would be willing to take care of the child.
Press Association reports said that the triumvirate of judges that overruled Lieven's decision stated that the case was "unique" and they would explain their decision later. She wanted to give birth.
The decision is troubling, Keenan said, "not just in the interests of this woman and her child, but in the interests of everyone who believes in choice in this country, in the interests of everyone who believes in the prerogatives and the rights of citizens over the state".
The woman's mother was against termination and said she could care for the child.
In a statement released after the decision, the pro-life Right to Life U.K. celebrated the decision, but said that its fight in matters like this was far from over. She is now 22 weeks pregnant and wants to keep her child but is under t≥≥≥≥≥≥≥care of the UK's National Health Service (NHS).
Scottish Bishop John Keenan of the Diocese of Paisley shared the petition and warned that the ruling otherwise "introduces a unsafe new development in the overreach of the power of the state over its citizens", the Catholic News Agency reported.
It is unclear how the woman fell pregnant and a police investigation into the circumstances of conception is ongoing.