There are a lot of issues here. First, the woman is Italian, not British. Why couldn't the UK deport the woman to Italy where she could be properly treated, if warranted. Second, how unstable was the woman. Is the mere fact that she had one breakdown in a foreign place tantamount to her being concluded as incompetent to be a mother. It was really just one episode and she quickly recovered. No one was endangered. And third, the UK is technically preventing the baby to have his mother. The baby will now be put for adoption even when there is a mother fighting to have her.
All in all, I wonder why Italy is not yet stepping in. Isn't the baby Italian by blood?
Sometimes, I feel like this is a declaration that all people suffering bi-polar syndrome cannot be parents. It feels like there is a gross misunderstanding on what the disorder is. There are a lot of socially and academically, perfectly functioning people in the world today who have this disorder. For many, it's just a chemical imbalance which affects people with different degrees. It's a matter of regularly maintaining chemical levels. But then again, that is just how I feel. Hence, unless there was a unique and extremely serious reason why a foreign government cut up a pregnant citizen of another country, I will think that what the UK government did was seriously uncalled for. At the very least, the UK should have deported the Italian woman. :/
I know the story. Barbaric treatment in an otherwise civilized country. Very strange.
It's a complicated case. One hopes the High Court will be able to clarify the issues.
They thought the baby was at risk.
She has 2 other children in care she can't look after, and her family were consulted and agreed to that course of action.
It's all well and good saying this now, but if she has the child back and has another episode like that? The same thing would happen in Italy, the child would get put into care as the mother can't sufficiently look after it.
So no, it's not barbaric. Traumatic for the woman yes.
I think there is more going on here than The Guardian can report. Read the story further along, and read between the lines
And the baby? There's way more to this.
LIBERAL ideology -
Still think Liberalism is not a sickness?
Don't you ever get off your hobby horse? It was a clinical decision, not a political one.