You thought social workers couldn’t possibly be more authoritarian or stupid?
Here’s a case where a pregnant Italian woman visited Britain to attend a training course with Ryanair. She has bipolar disorder and neglected to take her medication, with the result that she experienced a psychotic episode of some sort at Stansted airport. Police were called and they carted the woman off to a psychiatric hospital, where she was detained against her will for five weeks. She was then sedated, and her baby was surgically removed by Caesarean section, at the instigation of Essex Social Services.
Why? Because the woman has a treatable mental illness. And the remarkable irony is that the police and the social services displayed a degree of paranoia in handling the case that would get anyone else locked up.
It gets worse. They then sent the woman back to Italy without her child, who is currently in custody. When the mother returned to Britain looking for the baby, she was informed that the child is being put up for adoption in case she has a relapse.
This is called Child Protection in the fraudulent language of the caring professions.
It’s rare that I wouldn’t have some comment to offer on a news story, but I think this case is so blatantly insane that no comment is necessary. Here we have, yet again, the practitioners of what are euphemistically known as the soft sciences (otherwise known as stuff nobody can prove) going before a court and pleading arrant nonsense in order to deprive a woman not only of her child but also of her bodily integrity.
I don’t think it’s any exaggeration to compare this with Stalinism or Nazism or any other extreme movement that cares nothing for the human being.
Who could have imagined that a visitor to Britain could be imprisoned, forcibly ripped open and deprived of her baby, all in the name of child protection?
The mind boggles. Isn’t it about time that governments everywhere got on top of this extreme, intolerant, politically-correct ideology that has supplanted religion in the 21st century, and put these PC mullahs back where they belong?