Sunday, March 11, 2007
Really, who ARE laws 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.
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