Social Services Enforce Birth, Take Child Into Care After Pregnant Woman Has Bipolar Attack

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This is an awful, shocking case.

A pregnant woman had her unborn baby removed from her body by social services while visiting England for a work training trip.

The Italian was sedated after suffering a mental breakdown and woke to find her baby daughter had been removed by Caesarean section and taken away by social workers.

She claims to have made a full recovery but her child, now aged 15 months, is still in the care of social services in Essex.

The alarming case has developed into an international legal row.

Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming, who plans to raise the issue in Parliament this week, said: “I have seen a number of cases of abuses of people’s rights in the family courts, but this has to be one of the more extreme.”

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, flew to England in July 2012 for a…

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