posted on May, 27 2013 @ 03:49 AM
I did do a search for this but there were no results.
Well I do not quite know what to make of this. I am sure most women who are pregnant and have drug problems probably do not intend to have stillbirths
or miscarriages due to drug use. But there is always a minority...
Stillbirths and miscarriages are one of the worst experiences a women can have. My mum had 2 miscarriages before me through no fault of her own and
she has told me it is a horrible and painful situation to be in. Which I can easily imagine...
The Supreme Court of Mississippi is currently considering a case that could lead to charges of manslaughter for women who suffer miscarriages or
Nina Buckhalter was indicted for manslaughter in 2009 after giving birth to a stillborn baby girl named Hayley 31 weeks into her pregnancy.
According to a Mother Jones report, those charges were based on the detection of methamphetamines in Buckhalter’s system, which led a grand jury in
Mississippi to declare that the defendant "did willfully, unlawfully, feloniously, kill Hayley Jade Buckhalter, a human being, by culpable
Now I do not know this womans story. But having had friends who are addicted to drugs and in a bad state of mind body and spirit. I have seen how
incredibly difficult it is for them to kick the habit.
Maybe she could not deal with the situation. We can only speculate. But to charge her for the killing of a stillborn seems a bit harsh IMHO...
It also seems that Mississippi lawmakers are looking into closing down the state’s sole women's health clinic that performed abortions. And
seemingly according to a attorney with National Advocates for Pregnant Women she thinks that the underlying agenda for this is so the state can
establish "personhood" for fetuses.
Mississippi is widely considered one of the most socially conservative states in the US, and as recently as 2011 a state ballot measure had sought
to grant full rights to fertilized eggs, effectively making abortion illegal.
This is going to put fear into the souls of many women. Frightened by the fact that if they should have a stillborn or miscarry they maybe reported to
the authorities by the medical profession. Pregnant women already have enough on their plate without fearing they may be charged with manslaughter or
murder and most of the time through no fault of their own. Miscarriages are actually quite common. I think it is 1 in 5 pregnancies end in
Well peeps of ATS I do not know about you. But these new laws being pushed in Mississippi seem to be a little too harsh from my perspective...