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2012-10-25 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Woman Arrested For Public Drunkenness Gives Birth In Jail Lobby
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Posted by Fred 2012-10-25 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [345 views ]  Top

#1 So now the child will have something to talk about for the rest of her life, once IF she learns to talk...

Another diminshed FAS voter.
Posted by Skidmark 2012-10-25 06:58||   2012-10-25 06:58|| Front Page Top

#2 Snotty comments about the kid not necessary, Skid. My friend has adopted two FAS kids; and deserves a hero's recognition. Plus some help. These kids don't deserve this condition.
Posted by mom 2012-10-25 14:11||   2012-10-25 14:11|| Front Page Top

#3 Sorry Mom (seems I've said that before!), didn't mean to appear to dump on the child, who will have enough to bear. The snark was directed at the parent's actions of personal choice which will have intentionally put the child at risk. This may be a one time incident, I think not. A subtle difference for some, perhaps too concise.
Certainly the child will be able to talk but is unlikely to become a highly functional contributing member of society. That purpose appears to be forgotten.
Others may say I am insensitive and should have sympathy for the poor mother who obviously has a number of personal issues, beyond the sudden delivery. Sorry (again), have to draw the callous line of personal choice somewhere. As so many here, I'm very familiar with the nochoice pattern of addictive behavior and dependency, the theatre of patient/victim choice, the failure role of society/savior and the tremendous impact on the nearby normals that get the random splash.
Your friend is a hero, no question about it. I also expect the children he cares for are sweet and trusting challenges.
Sorry (yet again!) that there are fewer resources available for enforcement of prevention and education than for the remediation and support of the results.
And worse yet, I'm sorry I'm angry this preventable incident, wasn't.
Posted by Skidmark 2012-10-25 15:45||   2012-10-25 15:45|| Front Page Top

#4 Damage minimisation always beats damage mitigation.

i.e. Every Hero requires someone who's FUBARED.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-10-25 17:47||   2012-10-25 17:47|| Front Page Top

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