Essex social services obtained a High Court order against the woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and her child to be taken from her womb.
The council said it was acting in the best interests of the woman, an Italian who was in Britain on a work trip, because she had suffered a mental breakdown.
If you are not absolutely terrified and outraged by this you are wrong. The precedent this sets put every person on earth in danger.
oh my god read the article this is FUCKING HORRIFIC. she got back on her bipolar disorder medication and is in recovery but they won’t give her her child back “because of the risk she might relapse”. What you’re fucking saying with that is that mentally ill people shouldn’t even be allowed children even if they’re safe and well *just in case*, that we’re a permanent threat to ourselves and others even when we’re in treatment and recovery and living a stable life. I am FUCKING LIVID
Over a fucking panic attack. I’m fucking serious, all of this over a single panic attack. They took her baby in the most horrific way possible because she had a fucking panic attack.
From the Article:
She suffered a panic attack, which her relations believe was due to her failure to take regular medication for an existing bipolar condition.
It’s worth noting, that it’s very common for people on psychiatric medication to go off of their meds if they become pregnant, because of risk of side effects.
I bolded the above. I wanted there to be no one to think that she was being irresponsible for not haven taken her meds regularly. She did it for good reason, for the health of her own baby. And she got punished for it.
i fucking cant
So she did what was best for her kid, has ONE SINGLE PANIC ATTACK WHICH IS A THING THAT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE WHETHER THEY HAVE A MENTAL ILLNESS OR NOT and decide that they can literally violate her body in a horrific manner and take her kid away. But she’s the dangerous one.
Terribly sad. I hope this gets worked out in her benefit.
I can’t even imagine how terrifyingly awful that situation had to have been. Forcing a woman, against her will, to undergo sedation and then waking up in pain, without the fetus you’ve been carrying for 9 months? That’s beyond the pale. How much do the rights of an unborn fetus circumvent the rights of a full-grown adult? How much do we have to other the mentally ill, treating them (us) as less than human? She was literally treated like a breeding animal, with no cause of concern for her safety, mental health or well-being. Fuck. Fuck.
This is literally the stuff that horror movies are made of.
When K was relating this story to me, I couldn’t believe it until I read the article for myself. Have we really gotten to the point that a woman who, even just from the stress of being pregnant, has a panic attack can legally have her baby ripped out of her body and be thrown into a mental institution? Did we slip back into the 19th century, because I don’t recall any horse-drawn buggies going by outside.
This is why we need mental health reform. This is why we need women’s rights. This is why we need to treat fellow humans like fucking humans, not livestock to be cast aside when they seem a little “off.”
Sweet Jesus this is horrifying.
What the absolute FRICK.
i cannot express how much this has fucked me off. fuck this society. what the fuck has the world become.
CAT’S OUT OF THE BAG. DEAN’S OUT OF THE CLOSET
The Doctor saying his final goodbyes in The End of Time Part Two
HE’S ONLY SMILING DURING ROSE’S GOODBYE
why would you say that.
everyone shutup pls fingers on lips
look at his face when he’s saying bye to jack
#i’m crying #oh i’m crying #i just watched this episode #i couldn’t bear to do it before #but i had to #and it’s just so apparent #how lonely he is #how powerless a time lord can be #without friends #he’s still got them #yes #but they have to leave him behind for better things #it’s so heartbreaking #donna leaves him the way she found him #in a wedding dress #and not having a clue of who he is #and martha finally found the man she was looking for all along even if she didn’t know it #and she’s still saving the world every day #rose is happy #just like she was when he found her #and that’s the way he wants to remember her #happy #and without the power of the bad wolf #just a girl #just a normal happy girl who would save the world #and he’d love her forever even if he could never actually have her #he’s recognizing their importance in his goodbye and paying them back for all they’ve done #and that’s it #that’s his reward #that’s his reward for saving so many worlds countless times #he asks for nothing in return #and that’s why he’s so lonely #because nobody else in the universe understands his burden #nobody #goddammit bbc i thought this was supposed to be a family show
all of you fuck off
the british currency system sure is weird
You should’ve seen it before decimalisation.
To all those 12.9 year-olds on Tumblr,
I think we all know where you really belong:
I think you should shut the fuck up
we RP smut. I do it all the fucking time.
We write fanfics.
We love yuri and yaoi.
We have dirty minds.
Looks like we misjudged those 12.9 year olds.
I’m laughing because people think that being older just means knowing and being more interested in sex.
psst spread the word
NOW I’ll reblog it.