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Pregnant woman ordered to choose between husband and baby

By Mason White 5:00 PM September 7, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A woman was ordered to choose between the man she loves and her unborn baby as the two cannot be together.

The woman of the United Kingdom, who is pregnant with her first child, was given a choice to stay with her husband or give up her baby at birth.

The couple asked not to be identified.

The 34-year-old woman of North Liverpool, is married to a former elementary school teacher, who was convicted of possessing 100,000 indecent images of children.

About five years ago, he served 15 months in prison for
the crime. Social services said that they have a “significant and strong concern” for the baby’s safety because of “sexual risk” posed by the father.

However, the 45-year-old man claims that he has learned his lesson and should be given a second chance.

The man said: “people talk about rehabilitation and getting back into society, I tried to do that and I’m getting treated like a piece of trash.”

The couple met last summer at a coffee shop and exchanged numbers. On their first date, the former teacher told the woman about his criminal conviction.

She said that she had never been involved with someone with a criminal past, and that she was shocked and disgusted by his crime.

She then told him that she needed some time to think about it. A couple of days later, she agreed to go out on a second date and asked many questions.

The couple eventually got married and decided to start a family. However, social services immediately got involved and they said that they are planing to go to court over the issue once the baby is born.

If the woman chooses to leave her husband, she could raise her baby without an issue, but if she chooses to stay with her husband then she might lose custody of the child.