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For you formed my inward parts, You covered me in my mother's womb. Psalms 139:13

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Motherhood Attacked

When Government is given too much power, the people lose their freedom. It seems as if I am saying this over and over and over, but unless we actually "get it", we will become victims of an overzealous system. A few recent examples:

Woozy from pain medication after a Caesarean section, swinging from joy over her newborn boy to exhaustion from the strain of delivering him, Karen Piper mentioned to her doctor that she'd been hoping for a girl. She would come to regret those words. When nurses finally told Piper she was free to leave, no discharge papers for her son were brought out. Instead, she faced a parade of inquisitive official visitors, including uniformed police, a social worker, a psychiatrist, and assorted doctors and nurses. Her baby had been placed on medical hold while government investigators considered whether Piper was fit to take Luke home to Prince George's County, the authorities said. She had failed to bond with her baby, a nurse told Piper....Like too many parents before her, Piper had fallen into the rigid, overlawyered maw of a child protection system that substitutes mandatory reporting for the judgment and human sensitivity medical professionals should exercise.

Another bill just passed that lacks common sense and interfers with the privacy and freedom of mothers is the New Mothers Mandated Mental Health Test A sweeping government policy for all new births in the United States
has just passed the House of Representatives and is now headed to the
Senate. The Mother's Act, if passed, will mandate that all new
mothers be screened by means of a list of subjective questions that
will determine if each mother is mentally fit to take their newborn
home from the hospital. Just imagine that after your child is born,
you are told that you can't take them home since a multiple choice
questionnaire wasn't answered correctly. Just imagine being told that
the only way you can take your child home is if you or your spouse
goes into treatment or on anti-depressants which we know causes
psychosis, delusions, and even homicidal thoughts. It just doesn't
make sense. Unfortunately, this bill is on a fast track--No public
debate, no public disclosure of the broad impact on our society!

As a mother, I am lucky to be beyond the stage of being confortable having children. However, this really upsets me for my future daughter-in-laws. How disturbing.

As a mother who has a son serving through the Navy and giving up everything, everything, to ensure his family remains free, this angers me. He is not doing it to ensure his future wife has tags placed on her in the post partum suite and a decision made whether they all leave the hospital a happy family ever after. He's not doing it so that our health care system can micro manage your health based on a remark you make.

Remind me just one more time....is this the change we were promised? I distinctly remember the words change and unity and forming aliances used together. So how come the only changes I see coming from the big ole white house has to do with splitting a family apart? Through the Freedom of Choice act which allows a mom to abort her unborn son or daughter, to assessing a moms mental health to see if she's fit to parent her child, I see nothing in this new change that speaks about bringing people together.

Our leaders do not proudly and boldly and with conviction state In God We Trust, anymore and they no longer care about keeping the traditional family together. We are even told there is no traditional family anymore. My heart grieves for my children and their families. Will they ever know the life I've known? Or will our wonderful change-oriented government destroy any remnents of the America we've known so far?


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