(NaturalNews) In a shocking series events British Social Workers from Essex Social services obtained a Court Order to forcibly remove a baby from its mother by caesarean section against the mothers will.
The mother had travelled to the UK from Italy for a two week training course when she had a panic attack at her hotel, partly due to not taking her medication for Bipolar Disorder and partly as she could not find her older children's passports. She called Police who informed her they would take her to a hospital to "check the baby was okay". On arrival at the hospital the mother became aware that she had been taken to a psychiatric facility. When she protested she was forcibly restrained and sedated.
Children's services applied to the Court and High Court judge, Mr Justice Mostyn ruled that the child could be removed by caesarean section and placed for adoption on the grounds that the mother had mental health issues.
The mother was told in the morning that she couldn't have breakfast; she questioned this and was sedated again. When the mother woke from her sedation she found that she was in a different hospital and her baby had been surgically removed.
The mother was not allowed to see her child and was told she would be escorted back to Italy without her child. The mother has since resumed her medication and has challenged the decision in Court however, the Appeal Judge ruled that the child must be put up for adoption with strangers even though members of the extended family have offered to care for the child
. It is the policy of UK Social Services to place children with extended family where possible.
The incident has caused outrage in Italy due to the mother being an Italian citizen however, a Judge in the Italian High Court ruled that as the mother had not protested at the time, she had therefore agreed that the British judicial system had jurisdiction. This was the ruling despite the mother being sedated throughout the ordeal.
The menace of media fuelled public outcry
This is a shocking case, but the powers of Social Services and particularly Children's Services in the UK are getting increasingly excessive, intrusive and alarming. Whilst they miss serious cases such as the infamous "Baby P" case, they seem overzealous and overaggressive in cases where children are not at immediate risk. Cases where children are injured or killed are picked up by the media which then fuel public outcry. This outcry then dictates that Social Services have more and more power to stop the tragedies; however this leads to a public service changing from one of support to one of enforcement.
The mother had not taken her medication, but this may have been due to the risk of birth defects caused by the type of medication given for bipolar disorder.
She called the Police due to the passports being missing, but the Police acted according to their draconian procedures and took her to a mental health facility. The Social Workers then followed a course of action straight out of a horror movie to remove the child by surgical procedure, of which they had no legal right however, following this case there is a legal precedent. This precedent needs to be challenged and stopped in Court as other mothers could be legally abducted by the Police and have their unborn babies stolen by the state. Even Adolf Hitler's Nazis waited until children were born before stealing them.Sources for this article includehttp://www.dailymail.co.ukhttp://www.telegraph.co.ukhttp://www.telegraph.co.ukhttp://www.telegraph.co.ukAbout the author:
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