Pregnant Woman Fights Court-Ordered Bed Rest
A Florida woman went to the hospital at 25 weeks to be assessed for premature labor. They ordered bed rest -- COURT ORDERED bed rest in the hospital, away from her children!
I'm all for providing pregnant women with the care they need. An appropriate response at this point -- when the woman demurred because she had small children to care for -- would have been a referral to a home nursing agency and/or social worker to arrange to provide care for her at home.
What's really asinine (among other aspects of this story) is that had this woman walked into an abortion clinic, she'd have had every right to deliberately have her unborn child put to death. Had she been seeking to have the child killed, the full force of law, and every court in the state, would have backed her 100%. But because she was not seeking the child's death, she was being detained against her will.
What the fuck is up with that? How crazy have we become?
I submit that a lot of it is because there is a contingent of people (like the late Eugene Glick) who assert that "the most fundamental right of women" is a dead baby. For all the talk of defending "women's choices" and "women's reproductive rights" there's never any talk of the right to care to continue a pregnancy. It's all about killing the fetus. And after hearing that shit for decade after decade, people get it into their heads that the mouthpieces of abortion rights organizations are right -- that women really do prefer their babies dead and can't be trusted with them.