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originally posted by: shawmanfromny
a reply to: Blue_Jay33
Well, if anything, she should have been sterilized, after giving birth to three children with meth in their system. She cared more about her "high" than the health and well being of her babies. I say lock her up!
Becker's aunt said the 25-year-old's three other children were born with meth in their system.
In addition to the physical effects of being born a so-called meth baby, these children are also believed to often experience long-term problems in terms of mental, emotional and behavioral outcomes. For example, newborns born exposed to meth more often experience behavioral and sleep problems because of how the drug interacts with the brain’s neurotransmitters. Children exposed to meth may have reduced fine motor skills that may contribute to further coordination problems.
When meth babies become school-aged, they’re more likely to be hyperactive, have learning disabilities and have angry outbursts.
And yet, if viability is the only measure in the case of determining if a woman has the rights to her own body or decide her own fate, well then, the horrors of disfigured and disabled individuals coming into the world full in their rights even though they would often be at best in various states of agony for whatever time they lived and more than likely as wards of the state. And the mother, what of her? Do we want the state making the decision between the life of the mother or the fetus?