Because I could not stop for death....

I got knocked up instead...

Friday, July 15, 2005

If there was ever a reason for Sterilization

Idiot. TOTAL hysterectomy.

Baby drunk at birth; new mother charged
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — A woman who police say had been drinking heavily before she gave birth was charged with child neglect after the baby was born intoxicated and diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome.
Melissa Tanner, 37, had a blood alcohol content of 0.29 per cent when she gave birth June 30, and her daughter's was 0.21 per cent, according to an affidavit by police. The legal limit for drivers in Oklahoma is 0.08 per cent.
Hospital staff had to use an oxygen bag to help the baby start breathing and gave her medication to counteract any narcotics, according to the affidavit.
Tanner allegedly told police she and another person had consumed a case of beer and that she regularly drank during her pregnancy.
She was jailed on $30,000 (all figures U.S.) bail. At a court appearance this week, Tanner was advised of her rights and ordered to return to court Aug. 5. She has not yet filed an application for an lawyer or entered a plea, the court clerk's office said.
Sheriff's investigator James Wynn said the baby has fetal alcohol syndrome and has been placed in a foster home with a caretaker experienced in dealing with addicted infants.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the syndrome as the leading preventable cause of mental retardation and physical deformity. The severity of disability in this case won't be known until the baby is older.


At 5:38 PM, Blogger Hollie The Mom said...

Oh my lord that is just crazy glad to see she was charged

At 2:26 AM, Blogger Joker said...

such crazy people shouldnt be allwoed to have babies

At 9:19 PM, Blogger Herge Smith said...

Hmm. At 37 you'd hope she'd know a little better.

Hey thanks for the link - love it.

At 8:16 AM, Blogger Raida said...

Stupid *insert choice word here*!!!!
How awful, selfish, unacceptable.........ARGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

This just makes my heart bleed but it just shows you the F-ed up world we live in and the idiots which inhabit it.

At 10:50 AM, Blogger thordora said...

I'm usually fairly "whatever" about personal choices, and I can say that as someone who was unable to quit on my first pregnancy (but successful on the second-it's almost been a year!) I'm not really able to cast stones, but COME ON!

And my thought was the same-and 18 year old, it would be wrong, but I can understand a different level of maturity from them, but a 37 year old?!?!? She's old enough to know better, or to have an abortion if she doesn't want to continue. I've worked with kids with FAS-it is NOT pretty...

Sterilization should be her penalty.


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