"Remove newborn from problem family"

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14 June 2007 ROTTERDAM - A baby born to parents who have been previously found to pose a serious danger to their children should be removed from the family immediately after birth.

14 June 2007
 
ROTTERDAM  - A baby born to parents who have been previously found to pose a serious danger to their children should be removed from the family immediately after birth.

This is the recommendation from Sjef van Gennip, director of Reclassering Nederland, the Netherlands Probation and Aftercare Foundation. Van Gennip spoke to the AD on Thursday.

"If experts agree that it is not a good idea for someone to get pregnant, it should be possible to immediately remove the newborn from that situation," says Van Gennip.

Van Gennip is calling for this in response to a court case against a mother who is suspected of have abused her child so severely that the child died. The court in Rotterdam will pronounce a verdict in the case on Friday. The prosecution has asked that the probation and aftercare foundation urge that the woman be sterilised.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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