Monday, November 18, 2013

Australian Law would remove babies from drug-addicted mothers

If they refuse to go into treatment.

Women suffering through domestic would be forced to leave their partner, move in with a relative, or seek counseling.

Feminists will scream about criminalizing pregnant women, I'm sure.

I don't have a problem with forcing pregnant women into rehab.

However, I have qualms about the domestic violence angle.

Would this be a case of the partner being guilty until proven innocent? Consider a dysfunctional relationship where the woman accuses the man of domestic violence to get back at him. Should he lose access to his kid because of this measure?

Also: why would a woman want to remain in a relationship plagued by domestic violence? Wouldn't she want out? Why does she have to sign a contract?