Researching Reform

It’s officially the first Monday of the month, and what better way to start your cogs in style than with a conundrum and a cup of tea.

This week’s question involves a mother who was sedated against her will and whose child was then forcibly removed from her womb, by Caesarian Section. The social workers involved belonged to Essex Social Services; the mother was an Italian national who came to Britain in July last year to attend a training course with an airline at Stansted Airport in Essex.

The mother came to the attention of the Local Authority when she suffered a panic attack and called the police. She had forgotten to take her medication for a bipolar condition. Essex social services then obtained a court order to remove the child from the mother’s womb. The mother was unaware of any of this, until she awoke from being forcibly sedated, only…

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