Lost Custody Over C-Section

A baby girl has been kept away from her parents for five years by welfare authorities. The mother’’s crime was refusing to sign a consent form for a cesarean section during the birth of her daughter. The woman felt it was too soon to consider surgery at that point of her labor. She did indicate at the time, however, she’’d sign the form if conditions later required a c-section to deliver her baby. This appalling outrage didn’’t happen in some socialistic country. It was in St. Barnabas Hospital in New Jersey. Turns out the mother was right. She didn’’t need the surgery. But that didn’’t stop an overzealous government bureaucracy and court system from initiating a protracted legal battle. It now looks like an appeal may right the horrific wrong done to this family.

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