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Mom Refuses C-Section, Baby Taken Away

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Wow, we just can't believe this.

newborn baby in hospital

A woman in New Jersey refused to consent to a C-section during labor in the event that her baby was in distress. She ended up giving birth vaginally without incident. The baby was in good medical condition.

However, her baby was taken away from her and her parental rights were terminated because she "abused and neglected her child" by refusing the C-section and behaving "erratically" while in labor.

How is this legal?

A New Jersey appellate court has upheld the shocking ruling, and custody has been given to the child's foster parents.

The court's decision cites hospital records that describe the mother, V.M., as "combative," "uncooperative," "erratic," "noncompliant," "irrational" and "inappropriate." That's how we acted during labor, too ... but our babies weren't taken away, thank God.

The court opinion also focuses on the fact that the mother had been in psychiatric care for twelve years prior to the birth. But, as the Huffington Post points out, her psychiatric state would never have been questioned if the mother had not refused invasive abdominal surgery -- which was entirely within her rights.

Read the entire court ruling here.

Do you think this woman's baby should have been taken away? Comment below.


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189 comments so far | Post a comment now
John August 8, 2010, 1:16 PM

Victory:
On Aug. 6, 2010 the NJ Apellate Division
reversed the termination of parental rights of VM & BG. NJ DYFS did not meet
the burden of proof. Google NJ Apellate
Division and click on appellate unpub.
opinions. www.advocatesforpregnantwomen.org has an article about the victory.

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