There is a high drop out rate in treatment centers. So if there is no prosecution in site then still what is there to keep these women in treatment and keep the children safe? There can be threat and follow through with removing custody rights but at that point the damage has been done to the fetus and the state has a new drug addicted baby with birth defects. Incarceration for drug abusing pregnant women 5
Oakley found that up until the 1980s pregnancy and childbirth were seen as natural processes and consequently there was less intervention from doctors. However Oakley notes that since then doctors have increasingly medicalised childbirth and pregnancy and taken control from midwives. Doctors now treat pregnant women as ‘patients’ in need of medical treatment. The body as a social construct Feminists have long argued that in modern societies the patriarchal media has pressured women to possess a certain identity and to be thin which can endanger their health by causing diseases such as eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder. Mental health Chesler says labelling is done by a male dominated profession who are more susceptible to mental illnesses.
Pro-Choice or Pro-Life Abortion is a very controversial subject that many avoid because it has so many opinions when it is the topic of conversation. According to the Encyclopedia Americana, abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by loss or destruction of a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus before birth. Even though many people believe that the destruction of a human being is considered murder, all women should have the right to choose to plan their own fertility. Abortion has been legal in the United States since 1973 and there are valid reasons to terminate a pregnancy such as a result of being raped or molested and for the health of the mother. In 1969, a woman named Norma L. McCorvey became pregnant.
The appellate court found that the women were denied due process and their rights according to the 14th amendment were impeded on. This program denied these woman accesses to alternatives that may have helped them succeed. If they were imprisoned they did not receive adequate prenatal care in the prison and further the availability of drugs in prison was not beneficial (Paltrow, 2001). This practice of testing suspected drug abuse pregnant women was investigated and the National Institute of Health investigation found this practice violated federal regulations to protect human subjects of research. The office of civil rights and the hospital came to an agreement and the testing
She believes that the mothers that use infanticide as a legal defense basically use that as an excuse in order to avoid a life time sentence in jail. Grant also says that Canada should think about scraping the infanticide law and focus on sentencing the woman accused of this crime more appropriately. In addition, another legal representative that is against infanticide is Jennifer Woollcombe, Crown Counsel as of 2010. Woollcombe’s argument is that when the law of infanticide was enacted in 1948, there was a much greater social stigma surrounding infanticide and how it was considered such a great sin. She believes that this defense for murder should be abolished completely because it is
Why Do Drug Dealers Still Live With Their Moms? Have you ever thought why drug dealers struggle for basic necessities. In the article “Why Do Drug Dealers Still Live With Their Moms?” By Levitt and Dubner it explains just that. After years of data they have concluded that drug dealers live with their mom's because they make lower than the average minimum wage in America due to the unfair distribution of money in gangs. I agree with this because it is clear to see that after reading this article these drug dealers have no other choice but to risk their lives dealing drugs to provide for their family One quote that supports this is “..the foot soldiers earned just $3.30 an hour, less than the minimum wage.” The cause of this problem has a lot to due with the distribution of money in gangs.
Case Study # 1 Janet is a 28 year female who is currently retained at the Ford Correctional Facility for her third possession of a controlled substance, crack cocaine charge in four years. Janet is married with three children; however, she has been separated from her husband and children for over three years due to her addiction and incarceration. She has met neither the substance abuse recovery at the outpatient program nor the visitation requirements through CPS at the home of her husband. CPS is currently undergoing possible revocation of her parental rights if she does not adhere to the court-ordered requirements of successful completion of a substance abuse program. Her husband has called to inquire about her status and has stated that
The Dilemma The Dilemma Discussing the dilemma of the married couple who had their child taken by a court order and placed in a foster home due to their addictions to drugs, I will use the Deontological theories (rules based) and Consequentialist theories (ends based) of the Three Primary Schools of Ethics. The Care-Based theory would also be important in this dilemma, but standards should be set by the law to bring the family back together. The married couple’s infant daughter was taken because of the both had a drug addiction. The court ordered the request and she was placed in a foster home. The court removed the child because the living environment was dangerous.
A piece of evil had entered me.” (Bazelon, 2007) We cannot assume all patients have the same post trauma, this woman may have had a psychological disorder, or received extreme amounts of pressure or stress before encountering her abortion. Statistically, after a study in California of medicare patients who received abortions, researchers say that 44% complained of nervous disorder, 31% had regrets about the abortions and 11% were prescribed psychotropic drugs by medical doctors (AfterAbortion, 2011). Putting into perspective that this studying was strictly done in California can allow for a bias opinion, as different parts of the country have different religions, cultures and abortion laws or
Legalizing marijuana would make our government look terrible; because marijuana is a drug that most people use to “escape” or just because they like the feeling. Like Lane said, only 22 percent of medical marijuana users actually do have a terminal illness. Marijuana can be compared to drugs such as cocaine. So would the government ever consider legalizing cocaine? Referring back to the example where the woman took her defense of marijuana to the Supreme Court, she had no excuse to use marijuana at all!