Essex social services obtained a High Court order against the woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and her child to be taken from her womb.
The council said it was acting in the best interests of the woman, an Italian who was in Britain on a work trip, because she had suffered a mental breakdown.
If you are not absolutely terrified and outraged by this you are wrong. The precedent this sets put every person on earth in danger.
oh my god read the article this is FUCKING HORRIFIC. she got back on her bipolar disorder medication and is in recovery but they won’t give her her child back “because of the risk she might relapse”. What you’re fucking saying with that is that mentally ill people shouldn’t even be allowed children even if they’re safe and well *just in case*, that we’re a permanent threat to ourselves and others even when we’re in treatment and recovery and living a stable life. I am FUCKING LIVID
Over a fucking panic attack. I’m fucking serious, all of this over a single panic attack. They took her baby in the most horrific way possible because she had a fucking panic attack.
From the Article:
She suffered a panic attack, which her relations believe was due to her failure to take regular medication for an existing bipolar condition.
It’s worth noting, that it’s very common for people on psychiatric medication to go off of their meds if they become pregnant, because of risk of side effects.
I bolded the above. I wanted there to be no one to think that she was being irresponsible for not haven taken her meds regularly. She did it for good reason, for the health of her own baby. And she got punished for it.
i fucking cant
So she did what was best for her kid, has ONE SINGLE PANIC ATTACK WHICH IS A THING THAT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE WHETHER THEY HAVE A MENTAL ILLNESS OR NOT and decide that they can literally violate her body in a horrific manner and take her kid away. But she’s the dangerous one.
MY MUM WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT THIS THEY WONT LET THIS WOMEN HAVE HER BABY!!
SHE DIDN’T SPEAK ENGLISH EITHER SO SHE RANDOMLY WAKE SUP AND THESE ASSHOLES HAVE TAKEN HER CHILD AWAY AND SHE CANT EVEN SPEAK THE LOCAL LANGUAGE IMAGINE HOW TERRIFYING OMG
This makes me sick!!!
My friend painted a piano to look like a cartoon piano. This is the final result.
FIERCE FABULOUS CUPCAKE MAKING LADIES
WHO WILL FUCK YOU UP
If you are a misogynistic dick in their restaurant
Lol love the comment :)
What the actual fuck
Get the fuck away from me
Put one reason in my ask.
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