Sunday, March 11, 2007

Really, who ARE laws written for?

This week at The Mom Blogs, the topic that we can discuss is an interesting one. Now, I am not getting into the whole debate of whether abortion is right or wrong or whatever. This is about a law: a law that was apparently written for one set of parents, but looks to be taken advantage of by someone it wasn't written for.

In 2004, a mother approached a Planned Parenthood clinic to have an abortion. She wanted to end the pregnancy because of financial reasons. The abortion was botched, and it was not successful.

The mother approached another doctor to perform the abortion, but it was also unsucessful in ending the pregnancy. She was 20 weeks along.

This is where it becomes a little strange for me: she didn't realize that the second abortion was unsuccessful until she went to the ER for "pelvic pain." She found out that she was pregnant, and had her daughter in December 2004.

She has filed an action in Massachusetts state court, seeking to recover the costs she has incurred for raising her child. Apparently, in 1990, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that a parent could bring an action to recover the expenses that are incurred in raising a child who was a victim of some sort of med mal.

So, here's this law that this mother is trying to stretch to cover her situation.

Do I think it will proceed to trial? Yep.

Do I think it should proceed to trial? That is a resounding heck no.

This child is now 2 1/2 years old. No, the child will not know right now what the subject of the mother's lawsuit is. But the reputation of this child will proceed her as she grows up.

Why would ANY mother, regardless of whatever status they are in life, put their child through that? There are so many atrocities against children in this world, and it makes me sick. This is one of them.

A child you didn't want ... a child you sought to abort on two different occasions, once at 20 weeks ... a child who is now IN your life ... a child who is a living, breathing, loving human being who only seeks the love and affection of the mother who brought her into this world.

She could have put the child up for adoption. She could have arranged for another family member to take this child. But she didn't.

This is wrong on so many levels. No, I don't know how the child was conceived but that doesn't really matter now. The child is here, and apparently the mother is keeping the child. Why stigmatize your child as a meal ticket to getting money for something that you need to be doing in the first place, and that is raise your child.



Blogger Ann said...

That makes me sick to my stomach... poor baby. The mind set of that mother is so toxic. Sometimes I just cannot understand the human thought process... this one leaves me cold.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with you. It's wrong on so many levels. If the child was that unwanted, she should definitely have put her up for adoption upon birth. Nuff said.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Awesome Mom said...

You have to feel for that poor child. I hope that her mother does not mess her up too bad but that is not very likely if she has a mom that is trying something like that.

11:13 PM  
Anonymous kailani said...

As I've said many times before, some people just shouldn't be allowed to be parents.

3:43 AM  
Anonymous Robin said...

I'm all for the license to parent thing..not sure I would even qualify sometimes..
or for that matter how about your own kid not knowing who her daddy is? ha ha ha ha
this is a sick little story woman..feel for that kid, really do!

8:04 AM  
Anonymous Jacque said...

Trying to abort the child on two occasions...why didn't she put the child up for adoption? To think of all the people desperate for a child and she's seeking money through a lawsuit for the exspense she's incurred. Makes me sick.

8:45 AM  

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