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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-14-10 09:29 PM
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10. Did you miss the part about having two other kids?
If nobody was able to step in and care for them for months, she might not have had a choice in the matter.

I'm not pregnant or looking to be, but if were and my choices were months and months of bed rest or a miscarriage, I'd ask for a D&C. First off, because I'm a single parent and I don't have anybody to drop anything and deal with my kid, let alone my other responsibilities, for months on end, and second because in a pregnancy that risky the outcomes would probably not be favorable anyhow.

For that matter, extended bed rest is itself a health risk for the woman.
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  - Pregnant Woman Fights Court-Ordered Bed Rest The Straight Story  Jan-14-10 08:24 PM   #0 
  - I can't believe they court ordered her to bed. Outrageous.  virgogal   Jan-14-10 08:30 PM   #1 
  - They should just build massive prison colonies for pregnant women.  Crunchy Frog   Jan-14-10 08:37 PM   #2 
  - did you ever read margaret atwood's "a handmaid's tale"?  niyad   Jan-14-10 09:26 PM   #9 
  - All women of reproductive age, really.  Hello_Kitty   Jan-14-10 09:34 PM   #13 
     - yeah, who was the idiot who actually said all women had to be considered "pre-pregnant"  niyad   Jan-14-10 09:35 PM   #14 
  - outrageous precedent indeed. the damned woman-hating pro-forced birthers and their ilk  niyad   Jan-14-10 08:38 PM   #3 
  - Yes, and did you notice...  CoffeeCat   Jan-14-10 10:25 PM   #22 
     - DING DING DING! CoffeeCat, you're our grand prize winner!  rocktivity   Jan-15-10 11:44 AM   #29 
        - goodness, that sounds like a lot of very bitter guesswork, or is it something else>  niyad   Jan-15-10 10:01 PM   #35 
        - Being forcefully confined/imprisoned in the hospital ...  winyanstaz   Jan-16-10 01:46 PM   #51 
  - That hospital overstepped their authority.  ThomCat   Jan-14-10 08:38 PM   #4 
  - I hope she wins  fishwax   Jan-14-10 08:48 PM   #5 
  - by the way, did anyone notice? SHE MISCARRIED ANYWAY--one has to wonder if the stress of being  niyad   Jan-14-10 09:05 PM   #6 
  - I read a story about a woman who had to spend her entire pregnancy in bed  rocktivity   Jan-14-10 09:20 PM   #7 
  - you seem to be completely missing all the points here-- she has two children at home, for starters.  niyad   Jan-14-10 09:25 PM   #8 
  - Did you miss the part about having two other kids?  LeftyMom   Jan-14-10 09:29 PM   #10 
  - and after all that, she miscarried anyway. there are never any guarantees  niyad   Jan-14-10 09:34 PM   #12 
  - The hosptial felt that she was IN NO CONDITION to take care of her kids  rocktivity   Jan-14-10 09:41 PM   #16 
     - Sometimes part of being a mom is doing things you're in no condition to do.  LeftyMom   Jan-14-10 09:44 PM   #17 
     - you are STILL MISSING THE POINT--it was NOT the hospital's place to make her health care decision  niyad   Jan-14-10 09:45 PM   #18 
     - the hospital was concerned about the fetus, not her two children at home  fishwax   Jan-14-10 09:50 PM   #21 
     - Nobody forced her to GO to the hospital when she decided that she needed help  rocktivity   Jan-15-10 10:57 AM   #28 
     - WHO's best interest?  TorchTheWitch   Jan-15-10 03:57 PM   #31 
     - I am still waiting for rock to respond to the rest of the court order--did you happen to see THIS  niyad   Jan-15-10 09:56 PM   #33 
     - the hospital had NO RIGHT to interfere the way it did. I have asked you to show me ONE case where a  niyad   Jan-15-10 09:53 PM   #32 
     - I am still waiting to hear your response to the rest of that disgusting court order  niyad   Jan-15-10 09:59 PM   #34 
     - So basically you're saying the rights of her fetus trump hers.  Pithlet   Jan-15-10 10:08 PM   #38 
     - Your first two sentences totally contradict each other.  liberalhistorian   Jan-15-10 11:56 PM   #46 
     - sorry..that is not a legal argument.  winyanstaz   Jan-16-10 01:51 PM   #52 
     - and did you notice that she did, in fact, miscarry?  niyad   Jan-15-10 10:08 PM   #37 
        - yep -- having your rights voided like that is bound to be stressful  fishwax   Jan-15-10 10:37 PM   #40 
     - "The hospital felt", "medical advice"  liberalhistorian   Jan-16-10 01:24 PM   #50 
     - My grandparents were in a car accident when my grandmother was pregnant with their third child.  jmm   Jan-16-10 01:57 PM   #53 
  - so, tut tut, whatever big daddy says? wtf.  mopinko   Jan-14-10 09:50 PM   #20 
  - exactly. each woman has to be free to determine  OhioBlue   Jan-15-10 10:15 PM   #39 
  - she had a legal right to get a 2nd opinion  northernlights   Jan-15-10 11:12 PM   #43 
  - the doctor who pushed for this should be widely advertised  SmileyRose   Jan-14-10 09:31 PM   #11 
  - Dr. Jana Bures-Forsthoefel  niyad   Jan-14-10 09:46 PM   #19 
     - Yup. Just Google Dr. Jana Bures-Forsthoefel  Gold Metal Flake   Jan-15-10 10:55 AM   #27 
        - was looking for the section where one can post comments on the doctors--have a thing or two  niyad   Jan-15-10 10:06 PM   #36 
  - the court order, by the way, was not limited to bed rest:  niyad   Jan-14-10 09:39 PM   #15 
  - Absolutely absurd and extremely disturbing  Blasphemer   Jan-15-10 11:13 PM   #44 
  - Kick  ck4829   Jan-15-10 05:56 AM   #23 
  - K&R n/t  Sans Culottes   Jan-15-10 07:25 AM   #24 
  - welcome to DU  niyad   Jan-15-10 09:32 AM   #25 
     - Thanks, niyad!  Sans Culottes   Jan-15-10 03:32 PM   #30 
  - ....  niyad   Jan-15-10 10:52 AM   #26 
  - ....  niyad   Jan-15-10 10:51 PM   #41 
  - frightening  barb162   Jan-15-10 10:59 PM   #42 
  - indeed it is, and what is also frightening is the defense of that order on this thread.  niyad   Jan-15-10 11:15 PM   #45 
  - .....  niyad   Jan-16-10 09:38 AM   #47 
  - ...  niyad   Jan-16-10 10:20 AM   #48 
  - This is beyond chilling.  shadesofgray   Jan-16-10 10:40 AM   #49 
  - . . . .  niyad   Jan-16-10 06:55 PM   #54 

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