twitter facebook stumble upon rss

Mom Refuses C-Section, Baby Taken Away

sign up for the momlogic newsletter Tweet This

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.

next: Cat Cora Welcomes a Baby Boy
189 comments so far | Post a comment now
bra singapore February 5, 2011, 1:25 AM

How come you do not have your site viewable in wap format? Can not see anything in my netbook.

Genevie Cromuel February 6, 2011, 8:34 AM

Hello. magnificent job. I did not imagine this. This is a great story. Thanks!

chicken pox picture February 23, 2011, 2:38 PM

Thanks for another wonderful article. Where else could anyone get that kind of information in such an ideal way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such info.

dubturbo February 25, 2011, 1:09 AM

How come you dont have your web site viewable in wap format? Can not see anything in my iPhone.

meningitis vaccine February 25, 2011, 6:59 PM

Can I simply say what a aid to seek out somebody who actually is aware of what theyre speaking about on the internet. You undoubtedly know the way to deliver a problem to mild and make it important. More folks must read this and understand this aspect of the story. I cant imagine youre no more standard since you undoubtedly have the gift.

retail point of purchase March 1, 2011, 2:54 AM

This is a amazing website, could you be interested in working on an interview about just how you made it? If so e-mail me!

Phil Mimes March 17, 2011, 8:12 AM

This site seems to recieve a large ammount of visitors. How do you get traffic to it? It gives a nice unique spin on things. I guess having something real or substantial to post about is the most important thing.

how to whiten teeth March 19, 2011, 9:43 PM

You ought to really moderate the commentary at this website

Michael March 19, 2011, 11:42 PM

Anyone protesting this weird moment in history yet? I’ve got ideas for picket signs: 1. “WTF”, 2. “?” (that’s it, just a picture of a giant question mark), 3. Just a picture of a pig with wings flying, 4. “The Matrix is real”, 5. A picture of Homer Simpson (or Peter Griffin) and an arrow pointing to him with the word “Judge?” by it. 6. or a T-Shirt “I GAVE BIRTH C-SECTION AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS STUPID T-SHIRT”

tongkat ali extract March 20, 2011, 9:45 AM

Whilst I truly like this post, I think there was an punctuational error near to the finish of the 3rd paragraph.

Buy Digital Camera March 21, 2011, 4:53 AM

If you could email me with any hints & tips about how you made this site look this awesome , I would appreciate it.

best razor for men March 24, 2011, 12:23 AM

Amazing article, thank you, I will subscribe to you RSS later!

dating sites March 24, 2011, 3:03 AM

pretty helpful material, on the whole I imagine this is worthy of a bookmark, thanks

dating sites March 24, 2011, 10:08 PM

This really solved my problem, thank you!

catalogues March 27, 2011, 5:41 AM

A interesting post right there mate ! Cheers for it .

do follow list sites March 29, 2011, 2:10 PM

There are a lot of strange comments on here.

Retha Savary March 29, 2011, 5:34 PM

Hello. remarkable job. I did not imagine this. This is a fantastic story. Thanks!

Eric A. Dawson March 31, 2011, 3:22 AM


link April 2, 2011, 2:06 AM

I tried taking a look at your web site on my ipod touch and the design does not seem to be correct. Might want to check it out on WAP as well as it seems most smartphone layouts are not working with your web page.

How To Grow Tomatoes April 2, 2011, 5:22 PM

Have you considered including several social bookmarking buttons to these sites. At the very least for facebook.

Back to top >>