(TW: ableism, reproductive rights)
A new mom and dad in Mississauga, Ont. who both have cerebral palsy are fighting to keep their newborn son at home, after social workers threatened to take the boy away over concerns about their ability to care for him.
Maricyl Palisoc and Charles Wilton became parents to a healthy baby boy named William last month. But before the child was even born, the social worker at the hospital had called in the Peel Children’s Aid Society.
CAS workers told the couple they were not convinced they could care for William and threatened to remove him from their home unless they found an “able-bodied person” to offer 24-hour care.