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Originally posted by jdub297
reply to post by blueorder
While I am a fan of neither system, UK or continental, the NHS -- purely socialistic-- has resulted in English health care far below any other EU insurance-based program.
There is an excellent article in the Economist laying this out. When faced with health needs, and with enough resources, Brits opt out and seek private care or leave the UK for it elsewhere.
NHS spending increases of 80% OVER inflation have resulted in minimal improvement. Most of the benefits have gone to physician-retention and unneeded equipment purchases.
Sad, but true.
The UK system, including child welfare, is true 'nanny-state' governance - the gov't knows best.
Originally posted by mystiq
The concept of taking shelter to avoid a storm, not after its struck actually flies in the face of the statistics of when the abuse starts to take place.
According to the abuse councillor at the women's center, the stats are, that the majority of abusive male spouses become so when their partners are pregnant.
So, for most women, this isn't something they can telepathically know ahead of time. And many cases it involves the partner attempting to change and go through some counselling. The situation is definitley not easy on anyone, or easily avoided.
there are many complex reasons for women to have a hard time walking away from the father of their children. Its not a cut and dried issue.
Originally posted by Jessicamsa
Many women have been taught by the school systems ... .
I remember school all too well ... . Those who have not been indoctorinated from early childhood in such dangerous lies have an easier time leaving an abusive partner in the earlier stages.
I remember being told things like this in school ... .
... The ones who defended the idea that boys hit girls because they like them were the ones who went back to their abusers. The ones who disagreed with that idea are the ones who stayed separated from their abusers.
Society is teaching girls to become victims ... .
Leaving the abuser does not end the violence ... .
I have 17 years experience in domestic violence both as a victim/survivor and through assisting other women ... .
Your so called 'knowledge' is filled with uneducated, judgmental stereotypes.
Mothers should never have their babies taken from them because they have been victimized ... .
The mother in the OP has been victimized by the calloused government. ... .
Originally posted by UFOtheories
However,...what if the woman WAS too stupid to have the kid?
There is still that possibility.
I see tons of people too stupid to breed, and yet, breeding is the only thing that they seem to get right.
Even worse, now we're providing a reality show for the woman who had octuplets that she could not financially support.
This is the sort of message that we send out to our young, and then wonder why the government MAY want to regulate who gets to parent the next generation.
At any rate...I think most of this is our faults. We've let the government get out of control ... . If you're willing to give, someone is willing to take.
Originally posted by Jessicamsa
Texas SENATE BILL 1440 will allow CPS access to your home without a warrant and without probable cause. CPS just has to say it wants to investigate and a judge will give them permission.
An application filed under this section must be accompanied by an affidavit executed by an investigator or authorized representative of the department that states facts sufficient to lead a person of ordinary prudence and caution to believe that:
(1) based on information available, a child's physical or mental health or welfare has been or may be adversely affected by abuse or neglect;
(2) the requested order is necessary to aid in the investigation; and
(3) there is a fair probability that allegations of abuse or neglect will be sustained if the order is issued and executed.
And does any one here remember the TX raid where they stole dozens of children from their families because of a false tip? And kept the children for months?
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) in turn did a remarkable job after these rulings by changing, adjusting, re-educating, and clarifying their Policies and Procedures Hand-Book and employees knowledge so that these rulings would be upheld and their work in investigations and with families could be improved. DFPS was on the right track and they were getting the message!
Texas mother charged with feeding her child feces
A woman has been accused of smearing human waste on her 3-year-old daughter's i.v. line, causing life-threatening infections.
The sick child was admitted to the hospital with a high fever and "a long history of chronic diarrhea." She had a catheter and doctors conducted a blood test, which was positive for foreign bacteria common in feces.
An attorney representing McDonald, told the newspaper she is a "fine young woman from a fine family who loves her children very much."
"I believe that as the facts unfold, the impression people have of this young woman will change for the better."
Woman charged with abandoning toddler in garage
A 42-year-old woman remained Tuesday in the Bexar County Jail, accused of abandoning her girlfriend’s toddler at an East Side garage this weekend, authorities said.