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    Re: New Mother Charged with Assault for using Meth during Pregnancy[W:8]

    Most states are supposed to allow new mothers to drop off the babies at hospitals and other safe places. The reasoning is to prevent dumpster babies, but the women are often sought after and investigated for drugs.



    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I'm not in any way a bleeding heart liberal, but I fail to see any rationale or benefit to charging a meth addict with assault on a child she just gave birth to. A meth addict doesn't choose a meth addiction as a means to assault her developing child - this woman cannot be proven guilty, in my view, of rationally knowing that her addiction was going to harm her child. An addict's brain does not make those upper level brain decisions when desperate for a fix.

    Since she gave birth to the child, I'd like to know how she managed to carry the child to term without anyone actually knowing she was pregnant and if there was medical care involved, even if just some kind of street clinic, those medical professionals should have had her swept off the street and into a facility to ensure the child she was carrying couldn't be further harmed.

    Bottom line, for me - get the child all the care and support he/she needs and get the mom some help, if she wants it, but she gets nowhere near the child again until such time as her life has turned around, if it can be.

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    Re: New Mother Charged with Assault for using Meth during Pregnancy[W:8]

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Most states are supposed to allow new mothers to drop off the babies at hospitals and other safe places. The reasoning is to prevent dumpster babies, but the women are often sought after and investigated for drugs.
    I do think the women should be sought after - after all, the health and well being of the baby may depend on knowing who the parents are. And the woman should be offered help for her addiction/illness. But investigated, nah, unless she's dealing or manufacturing, then take her down.
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    Re: New Mother Charged with Assault for using Meth during Pregnancy[W:8]

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Most states are supposed to allow new mothers to drop off the babies at hospitals and other safe places. The reasoning is to prevent dumpster babies, but the women are often sought after and investigated for drugs.
    But the damage is also already done to the baby...brain damage and physical defects.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: New Mother Charged with Assault for using Meth during Pregnancy[W:8]

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I do think the women should be sought after - after all, the health and well being of the baby may depend on knowing who the parents are. And the woman should be offered help for her addiction/illness. But investigated, nah, unless she's dealing or manufacturing, then take her down.
    THey'll almost all say no to 'help.' That leaves force. That's a no no in America.

    The foster care system is full of these babies and kids btw. FULL. People say the foster care system is so bad? Many many of the kids have tons of mental and emotional issues from abuse or the drug/alc abuse of the parents.

    I know. I grew up closely with a church family that took in foster kids...lots of them...and provided a wonderful environment for a constant stream of physically deformed/mentally deficient (to the point of infantilism and blindness for their entire lives) and kids born addicted to drugs, etc etc etc.

    Later, my parents started taking in foster kids because my mother is a registered nurse specializing in OB-GYN. She got ALL special needs babies that were mostly from drug addicted mothers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
    Quote Originally Posted by applejuicefool View Post
    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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