A video out of the UK shows NHS nurses demanding COVID test a newborn baby, claiming it’s not the mother’s property once outside the womb, and then threatening to report her to social services for refusing.
The shocking video, which was posted to Twitter, shows a heavily pregnant mother in a hospital bed being lectured by nurses about how it’s mandatory for the baby to be given a COVID test immediately after birth.
“It is my property,” states the mother, to which one of the nurses responds, “so you will…while the baby’s in your abdomen.”
“So you’re saying once the baby comes out it’s not my property no more, yes it is, I gave birth to it, it’s got my blood running through it,” the mother asserts.
The nurse then continued to insist she “explain” why the baby needs a COVID test, which only serves to stress out the pregnant woman.
“Do you really think I need this bullshit about COVID when I’ve got a risk of losing my baby?” the woman asks.
The father of the baby then suggests the pair leave the hospital, stating, “They’re not COVID testing my baby – end of.”
“You can’t tell me that you get to give me the say of what happens once my baby’s born – I don’t think so, you can’t do nothing to my baby without my permission,” says the mother.
The nurse then responds by saying the mother’s refusal to have her baby COVID tested will be documented and passed on to social services (the Safeguarding team), essentially meaning that the mother will be investigated for neglect and possibly face authorities trying to remove the baby from her care.
“You’re so good aren’t you, you people?” the mother sardonically states at the end of the clip, perhaps in reference to how nurses in the UK have been deified as a result of the pandemic, with people at one point being asked to participate in weekly applause sessions to show gratitude to the NHS.