Nothing Better To Do
Social Services in the UK are planning to take away a woman's baby at birth because she "is deemed capable of emotional abuse," based on past mental health issues. The decision was based solely on the report of a pediatrician who had never met her, and was made despite evidence submitted by current treating mental health providers that the mother was fine. Full article here.
I'm just thrilled that child abuse and neglect in the UK no longer exists; that Children's Services is finally able to go after children -- even before they are born -- who "might" be abused, instead of using their time and resources to help those already-born kids who are beaten, neglected and sexually abused. After all, if there were still children being emotional or physically abused by their families then of course the moral imperative would be to help them first. It would be unconscionable to expend their limited energies merely on the potential for abuse if true abuse were going on right in front of their noses, wouldn't it?