NEWS FLASH! Idaho Mom Story Is Front Page Lead Story For Tuesday Febuary 29th World Net Daily!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
As usual TB2000 leads the rest of the country on "Breaking Stories" Idaho Mom was published here on Febuary 25th, 2000 a full FOUR DAYS before the rest of the U.S. had a chance to hear about it!
Heres the link to World Net Daily
-- Zdude (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 29, 2000
Heres another link to the World Net Daily Masthead showing the "Exclusive Story".
-- Zdude (email@example.com), February 29, 2000.
-- Sheri (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 29, 2000.
From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California
I would take my children with me to the hearing and if they ruled against me, I would appeal. I'm confident that there are plenty of people who would financially support an appeal. Nursing is not a medical condition. I'm thinking that one might have difficulty finding a doctor who would write a "permission slip" for extended nursing. How in the world should this be considered something that a doctor should be involved in? For the most part, they oppose it.
Can't ANYBODY see whether these children are still nursing. Why would a doctor's expert opinion be of any help? What shall she do when she visits the doctor? Take off her shirt and express some required quantity of milk into a cup to prove that she can do it? What if she doesn't know how to do that? I wouldn't have known how. Would they have to video tape a nursing in case the doctor's testimony is called into question? Weigh the child before and after? Or would the doctor need to draw blood to test for hormone levels consistent with true nursing mothers, as opposed to all those sham nursers?
By forcing an early weaning Ms Wright and her child(ren) are being required to conform to a government specified definition of what constitutes a adequate upbringing. It should make no difference to the justice system whether moms serve when children are small or a few years later. On the average, courts will get the same time committment from these mothers either way.
What happens to nusing mothers who go to jail because of their refusal to be separated from their children? What happens if she goes to jail. Will the children get to go, too, or will they be put under government supervision separately? If the children are traumatized by the experience, or experience abuse at the hands of hastily selected childcare workers, or ones not of her own choosing, would Ms. Wright have a cause of action against the government?
I also allowed extended nursing for my son. He has had a maximum of three hours per year of babysitting from a well-known neighbor on the night of an annual employer's party. When I could get out of going to that, I have. I chose to forego the high income that I was earning until my son was born. My education is in no way wasted by my having focused upon his welfare during the early years. A strong mother-child bond is a very important part of how we live. To have had that interrupted would greatly reduced the value of my continuous presence and would thereby demean the value of my sacrifice.
I have never been called to jury duty, and would jump at a chance to do it, now that my son is older. I would have had great difficulty with being told that I must do it even a couple of years ago, when he had been long weaned. But when he was still nursing, forcing us to separate would have been cruel to us both, and not at all in his best interests.
People who are employed for pay outside the home regularly get their employers to corroborate their story that they are urgently needed at their workplace. This tends to shift the responsibility to those who are not employed for pay. Children urgently need their mothers, but children cannot write the same kind of permission slips that are routinely accepted from employers.
-- Dancr (email@example.com), February 29, 2000.
-- tim phronesia (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 29, 2000.
Zdude - Someone at WND probably read about it here.
-- Markus Archus (email@example.com), February 29, 2000.