Welcome to another week.

In article published by Independent.ie, a woman who joined Ireland’s national police service to help vulnerable people after she had been abused as child, describes how her baby was taken away from her after social services found out she was pregnant.

In the article, Majella Moynihan said she was targeted because she had been abused during her childhood, and was then pressured into giving up her baby. In the piece she said, “It was forced adoption. I wasn’t in a mental state to sign the life of my child away”.

Our question this week then, is this: should social services departments who place undue pressure on parents to give up their children for adoption be subject to prosecution?