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
Pregnant Addicts 1 Pregnant drug addicts should be prosecuted because when using drugs while pregnant can cause birth defect, behavioral problems, and addiction. Using drugs not only harms the baby it also harms the carrier. Hundreds of babies are affected each year, because their parents chose to use while being pregnant. Birth Defects: Babies that are subjected to drugs have a higher rate of being born with a birth defect. Birth Defects enable the child to be fully developed.
If cocaine was found to be present the woman were jailed before or after their pregnancy. The courts charged these woman with child abuse. Criminal decisions are without substantial input from experts (Schroedel, 2001). The women that did challenge these charges had their cases overturned at the appellate level. The appellate court found that the women were denied due process and their rights according to the 14th amendment were impeded on.
if the mother smokes, drinks or abuses drugs the baby could be harmed at this time or even if the maternal anxiety & stress could influence development. Infections that the mother may pick up such as rubella can create difficulties for the developing baby. A child’s development can also be influenced by when their born and during the birth. Some babies are born prematurely and this can play a part in their later development, this is one reason premature babies progress is measured according to the date they were due to be born rather than their actual birth date. External factors Poverty, this affects children and their families in a variety of ways for example, education: lack of opportunities can affect life outcomes, children from low-income families are less likely to do well academically due to the fact of potential of reduced access to quality education and the best schools as well as limited access to a variety of books, equipment plus internet.
Women across the country who must go through the traumatizing horrors of abortion are often categorized as shameful. They are judged enough already and certainly don’t deserve to bear the burden of ugly legislation. Planned Parenthood is an organization who supports women’s rights and is in disagreement with the things that they must put women through because of these regulations. A recent bill in Texas called the “Women’s Right to Know Act” was passed and requires women to make at least two visits to the abortion clinic before the
Adolescent Breast Feeding A Review of “Breast Versus Bottle: Correlates of Adolescent Mothers’ Infant-Feeding Practices” Brandi Wilhite Chapter 3 Adolescent Breast Feeding A Review of “Breast Versus Bottle: Correlates of Adolescent Mothers’ Infant-Feeding Practices” The article Breast Versus Bottle: Correlates of Adolescent Mothers’ Infant-Feeding Practices states that because the number of infants born to adolescents each year is substantial, these infants are at increased risk for various kinds of morbidity against which breast feeding may be protective. Information about factors influencing these mothers’ decisions on infant feeding is obviously important. A prospective study of factors influencing feeding practices of intercity
Breastfeeding or Formula…You decide Among several decisions a woman must make while she is pregnant, one of them is whether or not she will choose to breastfeed her new bundle of joy. In the society we live in and this day in age this decision has become more of a choice rather then long ago when formula was nonexistent and the main way of nurturing your baby was to breastfeed. Woman in todays age are blind to the health risks and lack of bonding their babies may endure having not been breastfed. To add to that, many of the several formula companies tend to bend and obscure the truth and bribe the doctors into talking up/promoting their products. I am aiming to address and investigate the matters at hand by explaining why breastfeeding is
Opinions on abortion vary for numerous reasons, but under certain circumstances, abortion may be the most appropriate action to take. “Approximately one-half of the 6.4 million pregnancies in 2001 in the United States were unplanned”(Henshaw, pg 90). That is about three million unplanned pregnancies. “These three million unplanned pregnancies include 1.3 million pregnancies that ended in abortion; 1.4 million live births that women reported were unplanned at the time of conception; and 411,000 miscarriages of unplanned pregnancies” (Henshaw, pg 91). Who really experience these unplanned pregnancies?
Some countries now with moderately restrictive laws permit abortions to protect a women's health, to end pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, to avoid genetic or other defects, or in response to social problems such as unmarried status or low income. Rape is the act of sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent or with a minor. Having a child resulting from the mother being raped causes many mental problems for the mother as the birth of the child could be a remembrance of what happen. Birth defects are any abnormalities in the structure or function of the fetus. With modern medical technology doctors can know if the fetus has any major defects in which occasion the fetus can be aborted.
What are the causes and effects of abortions on teenagers in 2 East Greater Portmore SBA Project Statement of the Problem What are the causes and effects of abortion on teenagers in 2 East Greater Portmore Reasons for Selecting the Area of Research The reason why the researcher chose this topic is because she has friendships with female teens that have gone through abortions. Some of them have reported that they became pregnant accidentally and were coerced or encouraged by parents, family members and friends to get rid of the pregnancy to avoid dropping out of school and to avoid the stigma attached to teenage pregnancy. These females have also expressed experiencing emotional problems because of gone through the process. Others say they have developed resentment towards parents and others who encouraged them to perform this act. Some teens revealed that they are verbally abused among other problems.