Now things are just getting idiotic!
Let’s look at the facts as reported.
A 20-year-old woman gave birth to a baby in a friend’s apartment with the help of a midwife. The midwife felt the baby wasn’t breathing well, so she suggested the baby be taken to the hospital. The mother took the baby home instead.
Note that the terms ‘abducted’ and ‘fled’ were used in the original article when referencing the mom, which paints her out to be some sort of criminal. Can’t you just imagine her on the run from the long arm of the law?
Meanwhile, the baby is said to be in good health. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?
No one has said that this new mother has a history of mental instability, has a drug problem, or criminal tendencies. She simply didn’t rush off to the hospital to follow the advice of the midwife.
Yet the article states that it is still to be determined whether the mom will be charged with anything.
Really? I think there are a few things that need to be remembered here.
-Women have been giving birth at home for years.
-A midwife is not a doctor.
-Even if the midwife was a doctor, there’s no law that a person has to follow what a doctor suggests.
-The mom–not the midwife, not the doctor, not the state–is ultimately responsible for the health and well-being of her child.
So unless there’s something major about this mom that everyone is keeping hidden I think the person who needs to possibly face charges is the one who put out the Amber Alert.