If a wife were saying this to her husband, the story wouldn’t be newsworthy. This would be the family courts functioning as designed. But in this case, it was a social worker allegedly saying it to a single mother, and is therefore a miscarriage of family court justice. From the Orange County Register, County loses $4.9 million lawsuit challenge over lying social workers:
According to court papers, Vreeken threatened that if Fogarty-Hardwick did not “submit” to her will, she would never see her children again. The social workers also tried in 2000 to coerce Fogarty-Hardwick to sign a document saying she was a bad parent by threatening to take her daughters away, Fogarty-Hardwick alleged.