Baby forcibly removed by c-section from Italian mother visiting Britain ‘the stuff of Hitler’s regime’

National Post | News

LONDON — An Italian woman whose baby was forcibly removed by cesarean section and put up for adoption in Britain says she is “suffering like an animal” and wants to be reunited with her daughter.

The woman, known as A for legal reasons, gave her first public account of how she was declared mentally incompetent, sedated and had her baby taken from her after she suffered a breakdown on a trip to Britain.

The case has now caused an international row, with members of the Italian and British parliaments raising concerns.

Tuesday the woman’s lawyer described what had happened as “the stuff of Hitler’s regime,” while the woman said doctors operated without warning.

“The day of the delivery I thought they were moving me from one room to another, while I was saying I wanted to return to Italy,” she told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

“Then I was…

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