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Fresh Shaken Baby Accusation
November 8, 2013 permalink
In spite of the scientific evidence refuting the shaken baby syndrome, child protectors continue to seize children based on this discredited theory. A mother identified only as Sharon appears in two video reports from NTV (Newfoundland). Fixcas has been unable to copy them, you will have to link to the source pages.
Wrongfully Accused: A story of the child protection system, Part 1
The child protection system includes an arsenal of weapons that give authorities extraordinary powers. It’s a system that one woman says was her judge, jury and executioner when she was wrongfully labelled a child abuser. Her nightmare started when her four-month-old daughter suffered an apparent seizure. Everything was suddenly at stake, including her right to keep her child. Her story began on a day in 2011 when she bundled up her child and headed to hospital. NTV’s Glen Carter reports.
Wrongfully Accused: A story of the child protection system, Part 2
It was a trip to the hospital, something most parents would find familiar. But in the case of one St. John’s woman, that trip with her sick daughter led to an accusation of child abuse. Tests showed her baby had bleeding on the brain and bleeding behind the retinas in her eyes. Those red flags were enough to convince doctors to call child protection officials and the police. The consequences were severe: a mother lost custody of her daughter and faced the possibility of criminal prosecution. But the mother says the diagnosis of shaken baby syndrome was horribly flawed, making her the victim of tunnel vision by a medical profession unwilling to consider alternatives. NTV’s Glen Carter reports.