‘Distance Mother’ Sues Dutch State for Taking Her Child Away in the 1960s

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (CN) — What happened to Trudy Scheele-Gertsen in 1968 wasn’t unique. She was one of over 10,000 women forced to give up their children by the Dutch government because they were unwed. But she is the only person to sue the state for damages.

Originally published at https://www.courthousenews.com on September 11, 2019.