Removing Babies from Disabled Parents

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I am not a parent, I probably don’t fall into the category described in the article, I have not read everything there is to read about the case, and I do not live in Australia. However, I found the article interesting¬†enough to ask for your opinion.

Do you think removing a baby from a cognitively impaired parent is appropriate?

Would your decision change if the cognitive impairment was due to a brain injury rather than a developmental disability? Would your opinion change if the parent received a brain injury due to an accident involving a drunk driver and a young child or teenager rather than a baby?

Credits

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Thanks to Miki Perkins for writing the article that sparked my curiosity; The Age for committing its resources to publishing the article; Google for helping me find the article; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture and text in this post.

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