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NJ Judge’s Ruling Can Keep Fathers Out Of Delivery Room

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A landmark decision in New Jersey was published this week that has social media buzzing and fathers wondering if they have any rights to be present for the birth of their child.

A judge recently ruled that the birth of a child is a medical procedure and the mother has the sole discretion to ban the father from being in the delivery room if they choose.

The ruling came after an unwed father sued for the right to be in the delivery room for the birth of his child even though the child’s mother didn’t want him there.

It seems situations like this are all too common. Mother Carmella Certion recalls what happened to her when her son’s father showed up uninvited at the hospital and it almost killed her.

“Our relationship just wasn't a good relationship, however he showed up anyway and while he showed up in the delivery room, he upset me so much my blood pressure sky rocketed, the fetal heart rate went down. I just started to have a lot of different medical complications. I eventually had to have him escorted out by one of the security guards,” she explained.

On social media, people were torn about this latest controversy. Posts included everything from, “He should have no rights to witness my pain or my medical history in the making.” Laura said, to “It seems to me that she gave up her right to privacy nine months ago when she had sex with him!” Frank posted.

What do you think about this judge’s decision?


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