10/08/2013 by syrbal-labrys
Yes, that is the right women have these days, apparently. Especially if they are pregnant. Being pregnant means that your fetus might have a court-appointed lawyer, but you don’t get one, Mom. You are just the incubator. STFU! Your civil rights are utterly trumped by the rights of that bit of fetal tissue there; and gods forfend if you should miscarry because OMG, then you WILL be in the shit.
Likewise if you should honestly confide in your health care
snitch professional that you might have had a drink or some recreational drugs. Take the case of Alicia Beltran, for instance. “Beltran was pregnant and honest. She sought early prenatal care and confided to health-care workers during a checkup that she’d formerly had drug dependency issues with prescription painkillers. She reported the successful efforts she had been taking to end her drug use and there was no evidence that she or the baby she hoped to have were anything but healthy. Amazingly, this was enough to get her taken into custody under a 1997 Wisconsin law giving the state the power to forcibly detain any pregnant woman who “habitually lacks self-control” in the use of alcohol or controlled substances to a “severe degree” and poses a “substantial risk” to the health of a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus.”
So, a woman can be detained, even shackled, without recourse to legal representation because she is pregnant and might do something hazardous like buy a deli sandwich. Gee, since men, those who do the ‘knocking up’ part can totally fuck up THEIR genetic component…shouldn’t they be locked up for even THINKING about sex? Because they get that one shot and are off the hook, when THEIR share of the damage is presumably done. But women, oh, we bitches, need serious supervision for the entire nine months?