SHOULD A WOMAN DISABLED BY BIRTH BE DENIED ACCESS TO HER CHILDREN? SHOULD THEY BE DENIED ACCESS TO HER?
As a family lawyer, I cannot conceive of a just basis for denying contact between a mother and her three children where there is no overt danger to them. I don’t have all the facts, but I would like to know what possible basis there could be to support this position. It would seem to me that some day these children are going to become very resentful of being deprived of experiencing their life, which includes a mother who gave her normal life for their birth. What other psychological damage might befall them? For the mother’s part, what kind of pain is she suffering but unable to express? What torture is she quietly bearing? If there are people, lawyers, or mental health professionals out there with viewpoints on this, I would like to hear from them.