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My Petition On care2 Please sign February 08, 2010 7:23 PM

Laws in Minnesota seem to lean toward protecting mothers while they abuse drugs and harm their unborn child.Minnesota has Laws in place to charge the Mother with child abuse,But from my personal experienceIt does not seem to get done.To civilly commit a Mother is a policy in Minnesota But there againI have tried to see why that is failed to get done also,You can place a Mother on hold if she test positive for narcotics while she is pregnant,But there again I have fought to wonder why theselaws and policies are not enforced. In Minnesota Health Care professionals are required to report this kind of drug abuse to the welfare system ,if the Mother And child test positive.After The Welfare system is involved they take the child into protective custody and can terminate your parental rights ,But although I have seen the welfare system work,they have never attempted to commit or charge the Mother with child abuse,or even child endangerment.The Laws Should be Harsher and they should be enforced.I know the state is afraid the mother will not get the prenatal care she or the baby needs If she is afraid she will be charged with a crime.But on the other hand these Mothers hardly seek the prenatal care they need any wayand if they do, what is the point when they can walk out of the clinic freely to use drugs and there are no real consequences.And this can go on and on In the State Of Minnesota,The Mother can walk away from the poor little baby that she had who is suffering from withdrawl symptoms because of the effects of being on drugs for 9 months.Left to care for these Babies are the Grandparents, Fathers or any one the Welfare system chooses.The child Is Called Special needs Then.The cant walk or talk or play like other children their own age,and alot of the time they spend in the Doctors Office now.And guess what Mom is pregnant again and will harm one more child.When will this change? The Harsh Reality is : There has to be Harsher Laws :Step It UP Minnesota; Texas makes it a Felony Minnesota should join them on the right path of protecting these unborn babieswho will be born with a life time of problems to look forward to, and the cost of Health Care is Astronomical ,That is if the Baby even lives at all.
Here is a Babies Point of View,Please think about what you are going to do to Enforce Harsher Laws. Thank You For Making A Difference.
Heaven Will Cry Tears,
I hear your voice everyday,every word that you say ,Sometimes its loud and I cant Sleep.I hear your voice, Can you hear me
"Mommy Please"
I really wonder whats that smell,
I feel so cold and all alone,In this water of my own.If you love me I cant tell I am really scared' Whats That Smell
"Is this tube for me it can,t be" Im tired Im Hungry !I can feel your tears mommy please dont cry.My Heart has been beating since the day I was concieved ,If only you believed.Mommys should have babies to love and to hold, If my mind were OK I would ask you Today. Why did you give me life this way?Youll never know I need your touch ,I love you so very much.Through this tube is make believe,you love that smell more than me,
So you Leave.
Now I am hear and its hard to breathe,That smell took my llungs, my speech,and my desire to walk and I never will....GOD will Take me home now,And Heaven Will Cry Tears.....Kim Reed

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