Saturday, September 17, 2011

Italian court takes child away from couple that is "too old"; filial piety mentiond

There is a case in Italy where a married couple, 70 and 57, had a child by insemination; but a judge took the child away from them and placed it in social services. The judge claimed the couple was selfish and narcissistic, and may have intended to have a child to be indentured to care for them when they got old. This sounds bizarre, since European countries generally don’t have filial responsibility laws, given their welfare states
Still, the story sounds like a distant reflection of the “demographic winter” problem in Europe and especially Italy.

The London Telegraph has the story, by Nick Squires, here

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