Brickbat: Stealing Babies

An Italian woman,
who wasn’t named by media, is fighting to keep British social
services from placing her baby for adoption. Last summer, the
woman, who was then pregnant, came to England for a Ryanair
training course. While there, she had a panic attack and called for
help. When police arrived, she was on the phone with her mother who
told them her daughter was bipolar and hadn’t been taking her
medicine. Cops took her to a mental hospital where social services
had doctors forcibly
sedate her
 and remove her baby by caesarian section. The
woman has fought a legal battle since to get her child back, but
social services and British courts have refused to turn the child
over to her or to its father.

from Hit & Run

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