Tuesday

Ask for help, go to jail

This one makes me ashamed of being from Wisconsin:

When Rachael Lowe voluntarily sought help at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for her addiction, she was taken into custody to protect the child. That's where she still is. she is allowed only limited visits with family and is receiving no prenatal care, although she is being treated for the addiction."

Great incentive for seeking help.

3 comments:

Daniel Anderson said...

I still live in Wisconsin and am ashmaed of the "cocaine mom" law. The law originated after the Supreme Court issued a decision in
State ex rel. Angela M.W. v. Kruzicki, 209 Wis.2d 112, 561 N.W. 2d 729 (1997) reversing the Court of Appeals, 197 Wis.2d 532, 541 N.W.2d 482 (Ct. App. 1995). I am pround of the dissent I wrote to the Court of Appeals decision.

Anonymous said...

There's nothing to be ashamed off about this story. I know this girl...it's not the first time or the last time that she was pregnant with an addiction. To see a child suffer for weeks due to her drug use is what is to be ashamed of. Do you honestly think that she goes to the doctor for prenatal care? Hard to judge and make comments without knowing the whole story.

Anonymous said...

Yea... This chick is crazy... She will never stop!! She had all her kids taken away because she wont stop! 1 child was found to have cocaine and opiates in there system.