Samantha Shepherd was being informed by a doctor that she needed the emergency procedure because her pregnancy had become problematic and her then-unborn son Luke’s life was in danger.

However, the conversation was interrupted by Nigel Baglin, a surgery assistant, who shouted: “F—— hell, why can’t women in this hospital give birth naturally?”

According to The Telegraph story, the hearing on whether Baglin is fit to practice after this incident is still going on.

Here’s his justification:

Mr Baglin, an anaesthetic support agency worker, admitted making the comments. He said he had done so because he was “aghast” at the large number of Caesarean procedures being carried out at the hospital.

“It was like every patient on the ward wanted one and had consented to them,” he said. “It was an off-the-cuff comment. I admit it was inappropriate but I was being rushed around.”

He insisted: “It was a sarcastic comment aimed at the doctor and it was a mistake on my part.”

Via Jezebel.