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
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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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