A pregnant woman has been told that her baby will be taken from her at birth because she is deemed capable of "emotional abuse", even though psychiatrists treating her say there is no evidence to suggest that she will harm her child in any way.
Social services' recommendation that the baby should be taken from Fran Lyon, a 22-year-old charity worker who has five A-levels and a degree in neuroscience, was based in part on a letter from a paediatrician she has never met.
This is almost as bad as the case of a woman in New York whose infant was taken away from her by state social services because she asked a question about breastfeeding that offended the person she queried. Had this woman asked a pediatrician, she would have gotten a straight answer. But because she called someone at New York's DYS, her child was taken away because the state figured she was a child molester.
But wait! There's more!
The case adds to growing concern, highlighted in a series of articles in The Sunday Telegraph, over a huge rise in the number of babies under a year old being taken from parents. The figure was 2,000 last year, three times the number 10 years ago.
Critics say councils are taking more babies from parents to help them meet adoption “targets”.
So the UK is taking children away from parents in order to meet the demand for people wanting to adopt? If a private party were to do that, it would be considered kidnapping. But because some of the local councils are perpetrating such crimes, it's perfectly legal? How Orwellian can Britain become? It sounds like something that the old Soviet Union would pull on couples the State considered unreliable.