“His response was to fight it with the only weapons at hand—passive resistance and open displays of contempt.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
Special Report: Newborns die after being sent home with drug-dependent mothers – Yahoo News http://news.yahoo.com/special-report-newborns-die-being-sent-home-drug-003025934.html
There are no penalties in America, and no consequences for women who birth drug addicted children.
Because in America, each child born is a woman’s choice. And often, a paycheck as well.
“High on methamphetamine, Xanax and the methadone prescribed to help her kick a heroin habit, 20-year-old Tory Schlier told police that she was “fuzzy” about what happened to her baby boy.
Police weren’t. In an affidavit, the officer who went to Schlier’s house on October 17, 2014, said the mother had fallen asleep on Brayden, “causing him to asphyxiate.”
Like more than 130,000 other children born in the United States in the last decade, Brayden entered the world hooked on drugs – a dependency inherited from a mother battling addiction.”
Another attempt to say it plain, which is, even then not simple.