Update: 6/25/13: The parents were told before a Sacramento court that CPS will no longer monitor them. California has ordered a statewide audit of the CPS division.
News 10 and Megyn Kelly on Fox News reported the story of a Sacramento, California couple who had their newborn baby taken away from them by Children’s Protective Services (CPS) because of a single doctor complaint.
CPS did so without sufficient cause and using no common sense. It is a good example of what happens when Big Government takes control of peoples’ lives – they become fascists.
The parents of the newborn, Anna and Alex Nikolayev, wanted a second opinion after a doctor told them the baby needed emergency heart surgery.
The parents knew their son, five months old, had a heart murmur that would eventually require surgery. Their doctor told them to wait until the baby grew a little bigger and stronger.
They did that but shortly thereafter, their son exhibited flu-like symptoms and they took him to the local hospital. The doctor there, not their baby’s doctor, demanded the baby be operated on immediately. The parents say the doctor ignored them when they explained they had a doctor and wanted a second opinion.
A nurse came in the room after the doctor left and said the doctor told her to inject the baby with medicine but she didn’t know what the medicine was. It turns out, the medicine was an antibiotic which the baby was not supposed to have.
They understandably left with the baby without an official discharge because they no longer trusted the hospital or the doctor. They took the baby to another hospital. The baby was cleared to go home by another doctor at the second hospital.
The parents weren’t opposed to the procedure but lacked confidence in the first doctor who made the formal complaint to CPS. He allegedly presented it to CPS as if it were an emergency and a case of negligent parents.
CPS sent the police to snatch their baby. CPS kept the baby in an unknown location for two weeks and would not allow visitation by the parents. They took away the parents’ rights to make any decisions about the baby including the baby’s health issues.
CPS has since returned custody of the baby to the parents, who are good parents by all accounts, and, even though the complaint was unfounded, they said they will continue to monitor the parents.
CPS can do anything they want – they are the government. The monitoring is probably a face-saving technique.
The father had the presence of mind to videotape the entire episode. The first clip shows the police entering and then forcibly taking the baby from his mother’s arms. The incredibly arrogant CPS worker tells the mother, who is acting very rationally, that she – the mother- cannot know where the baby is going because the CPS worker doesn’t think she is “acting rationally now.” The only one acting irrationally is the CPS worker.
People need to see Fascism at work and understand why we at the Independent Sentinel object to Big Government.
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