A mother in England is fighting for custody of her daughter after a judge forced her to undergo a cesarean section and put her baby up for adoption. The woman is an Italian national who is visiting the U.K. for a work trip and her newborn infant has been taken from her reportedly because she suffered a mental breakdown.
According to a news report, the mother suffered from bipolar disorder and had not been taking her medication at the time of the emotional issues she suffered. When she called police to help her locate missing passports and when they noticed she was dealing with bipolar disorder, they took the woman to a hospital for an evaluation. There, she was held without consent under the Mental Health Act.