Wednesday, July 22, 2009

From the effin' unbelievable files....

An appeals court in NJ has upheld a decision to take a newborn away from a mom based on her behavior during labor. They said that her "mental health history" was the reason for their upholding the original decision. Part of the story is that she refused a C-Section even though the doctors said her baby was in distress, but she went on to vaginally deliver a healthy baby.

I have no fucking idea where to start with what's wrong with this picture.

I hope there's a big ol' piece of evidence that I haven't heard.

1 comment:

Amie Newman said...

It's insane and angering and I'm writing about it also! It's not the first time this has happened, though. The National Association for Pregnant Women does some fantastic work with cases like this one. Hopefully they'll take this on as well. Thanks for blogging it, Alex. More info: