Because freedom can't protect itself
It's sad what people are capable of when they are drunk with power.
Personaly I think all cops,prosecuters and judges should be obliged to spend a day in prison themselves so that they can know that prison time should not be given out without a good reason.
This is a truly scary precidence. It's bad enough they are putting some of these people on lists, but to lock someone up just for being pregnant and HIV positive is not right.
I read some of the horror stories of some of the activists, some who were preganant and feared for their lives and that of their children, and they should not have to go through such things.
In my opinin it seems wrong, and it seems that it should be a moral imparative to prevent this from happening to these people.
I would like to know what the original offense was. I personally do not believe she should have been given the extra time. BUT I can understand it, being HIV or druggie you will have people screaming about the child and that the govt should have done something to protect the child. Is anyone keeping an eye on her? Making sure she is taking care of herself?
Since now it is the govt' responsibility to take care of the entire country is anyone checking?
These cases are really troubling to me. It seems the presumption is that obstetricians always know what is best for women and pregnancy. There really are legitimate concerns regarding many of the common interventions in pregnancy and the treatments for HIV, especially during pregnancy. Of course, even in the case of medical certainty, people have the right to say "no thanks" to medical care. In the case of honest medical uncertainty, people have the OBLIGATION to check it out and make a decision. Who cares more for a baby than the mother?
Wow.. what a nice way to be a mother.
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