Lawyer: Bipolar Woman Awoke to Find Womb Empty

Wednesday, 04 Dec 2013 05:01 PM

 

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A lawyer for an Italian forced to have a cesarean section in Britain after authorities found her mentally incompetent to make medical decisions says the woman had made it clear she wanted to return to Italy to give birth.

Lawyer Stefano Oliva says her client contends she was sedated and then "woke up without the baby in her womb."

Oliva, interviewed Wednesday in Rome by The Associated Press, said her client suffers from bipolar disorder, was back in Italy and didn't want to speak to reporters.

Oliva said the woman had told British authorities she wanted to give birth in Italy and would entrust herself to Italy's social services agency.

British authorities say they took the baby into custody for possible adoption only after other options were exhausted.

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