PA State Supreme Court Issues a Shocking Decision

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Pennsylvania’s highest court ruled Friday that it is okay for mothers to use illegal drugs while pregnant. They can’t be accused of child abuse because the unborn children don’t have rights.

They went by law, the Children under the Child Protective Services Law, that does not include fetuses or unborn children.

“The fact that the actor, at a later date, becomes a person who meets one of the statutorily-defined categories of ‘perpetrator’ does not bring her earlier actions — even if committed within two years of the child’s bodily injury — under the CPSL,” wrote Justice Christine Donohue.

Two justices who dissented said what should matter is when the injury shows itself, and that can be after the child is born.

“The facts in this matter more closely resemble neglect cases where the injury manifests at some point in time after the neglect as in cases of malnourishment from lack of food or suffering from a severe diaper rash from failure to routinely change diapers,” wrote Justice Sallie Mundy, joined by Justice Debra Todd.

The case concerned a mother who took slews of drugs while pregnant. Her child was born drug addicted and went into withdrawal.

The Clinton County, child welfare agency, argued that a finding of child abuse would help protect other children if the mother were to become pregnant again.

The mother’s lawyer, David S. Cohen, called the decision a victory for public health and the rights of women and children.

“There are many states that have decided by statute to label this type of behavior child abuse, but the majority do not,” Cohen said Friday. “We think that’s the right way to approach this because this is a health issue and the worst thing you can do with a health issue is punish people. It drives people from treatment, and it results in worse outcomes for everyone.”

The lawyer is wrong. Taking drugs that will harm an unborn baby is evil, addiction or not. Do we let everyone free if they kill while driving drunk or murder someone while drugged? Innocent children will suffer as more and more of these narcissists put their unborn in danger or kill them. It is condoning this activity. The United States is becoming a very sick country culturally. Americans care more about their dogs than they do about human life.


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Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve
Flotmorton P. Gildersleeve
3 years ago

Let’s see, ‘Judge’……When you shoot someone who is pregnant and the child dies within one year the perpetrator is held for murder..Judge, please tell me more. Your legal research and logic is wanting, “Judge”.

Simplynotred
Simplynotred
3 years ago

These so-called Judges have lost the bearings. With their system of logic humans don’t actually die, they are just sleeping in their Caskets! One day they will wake up and demand all their Social Security Benefits that have not been paid.

Craig
Craig
3 years ago
Reply to  Simplynotred

Well, they do vote in some elections…

Juno
Juno
3 years ago

Horrible ruling to max. So sick of innocent victims being harmed at the hands of addicts. Addiction is NOT a health issue. It is a CHOICE issue. It is taking your own body and destroying it while another life that hasn’t had one voice to defend it- DESCRATED and put in harm’s way.

so sick of addicts, junkies, dealers and the gross scourge they are on society. Stop treating them like they are suffering from a true health disease they had no control over They are addicts, plain and simple. They CHOOSE to shoot up and be what they are. Too much money being spent on these addicts and now they are given the green light to bring innocent babies into the world addicted and suffering. How cruel and malicious is that?

Kevin Bearly
Kevin Bearly
3 years ago

Why don’t the people just shoot the judges and after feeding their rotten corpses to pigs, warn others that the same will happen to them if they make baby murdering decisions.

Liberty Dankmeme
Liberty Dankmeme
3 years ago
Reply to  Kevin Bearly

because of the surveillance state … people are scared to get caught – killing judges is a major crime and if they catch you it carries a major punishment

Mark Webb
Mark Webb
3 years ago
Reply to  Kevin Bearly

Patience, grass hopper….

rcoh
rcoh
3 years ago

So ends our common sense of life and the worthless drug addicts that don’t care!