Monday, June 18, 2012

Judge to rule on whether obesity is factor in man's fitness for fatherhood

It is difficult to think of a much more offensive consideration than this - well, maybe asking if a father's religion makes him unfit would count. How about saying, 'listen you are hard of hearing, you better not be a father'; or 'you don't have a lot of education you shouldn't be a mom'.

Here is a man who has turned his life around, lost a lot of weight and seeks his kids.

But the response? 'You were fat, you are fat still (just less so) so forget your kids'.

For shame!

Story from Ottawa Citizen here

 OTTAWA — In a family court case to be ruled on soon, a judge will, in part, decide whether a 38-year-old Ottawa man is too fat to be a dad.

The Royal Ottawa Hospital's family court clinic, which does court-ordered assessments on parents, is now using obesity as a factor when deciding if parents are fit to raise children.

In court filings by child-welfare authorities in the case of an obese Ottawa father who is fighting for custody of his two boys, a doctor at the family court clinic wrote:

"Finally, (father) has struggled with obesity for years, which impacts significantly on most aspects of his life including (his) functioning as a parent. He was short of breath or winded in simply walking short distances about the clinic and he lacks both the mobility and stamina required to keep up with young and active children."


Anonymous said...

This is particularly interesting since our "progressive" society doesn't even acknowledge the detriment to children who grow up without a father figure at all.

Anonymous said...

Good point!!!

Anonymous said...

Youre all a bunch of fat ass Communists!!!

Anonymous said...

Anon 3;

Stalinist; maybe. marxist; perhaps. Totalitarianist; probably.
But never a communist!!

MerryPrankster said...

Indeed, true Communism has never been tried except perhaps among certain religious groups ... Perhaps his obesity was a result of class alienation?

SarahsDad said...

typical CAS total bullshit. they want to destry families to push their own pathetic little careers. best interests of the child my ass. they care about nothing

Anonymous said...

It don't matter how large a person is in size...I believe that everyone has the right to see their children espectally if they are trying to see them.....we live in a society in this day and age they does not discriminate.

Anonymous said...

This mans defendant should have mentioned to the judge If he is able to show up into his courtroom, he is definitely capable of showing up at his kids graduation ceremony, or any other important time of the kids life.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely appauling that they could get away with stealing this man's children. Evil. Canada is getting worse and worse.

Anonymous said...

I am truly astounded at this. There sure are a lot of other criteria that rank way, way higher in terms of someone's suitability for parenthood.