Court Authorises Caesarean Delivery Against Autistic Mother’s Will

Court Authorises Caesarean Delivery Against Autistic Mother’s Will The law protects your right to decide whether or not to undergo invasive medical procedures – but not everyone is able to make such crucial decisions for themselves. In one case, the High Court stepped in to authorise the Caesarean delivery of a baby boy against his autistic mother’s wishes. The expectant mother spent her early life in Africa where she was subjected to tribal scarring ceremonies and, possibly, female genital mutilation. She was, as a result, terrified of being cut and had a strong aversion to hospitals. She had refused to allow doctors to examine her and was adamant that she…