Salon has advocated for both incest and pedophilia. I don’t know if this is worse, but it’s definitely bad. The liberal website says it’s perfectly fine if pregnant women want to abuse hardcore narcotics. Why? I don’t know, but I suspect it has something to do with female empowerment. No man has a right to tell a woman what to do with her body and that includes turning her offspring into a crack baby with flippers for arms.
Here’s something that Salon proudly announced: Drug use during pregnancy is not child abuse
Yeah it is.
The issue, as Salon sees it, is that some states arrest and prosecute pregnant women for abusing drugs, charging them with child abuse. As I said, Salon can’t have the patriarchy deciding how f*cked up babies should be born so they went on the offensive:
There is a popular, but scientifically disproven, belief that a pregnant woman’s use of drugs harms her fetus in certain and predictable ways. In fact, the harms associated with prenatal exposure to controlled substances are indistinguishable from other factors, such as social determinants (the conditions in which people are born, grow and live) and environmental factors (poverty, lack of access to medical care, malnutrition, or chronic stress), which may affect newborn health.
The writer of this piece of shit is of course using liberal science to fit the narrative. Actual science say that things like alcohol, tobacco, and drug use during pregnancy does harm the baby in very predictable ways including low birth weight, still birth, and birth defects. This is not an old wives tale like catching a cold because you didn’t wear sweater.
This somehow gets worse:
In the context of the opioid crisis, there is a popular-culture view that all babies born dependent on opioids experience harms and that the harms are distinct from those caused by other factors. This perception is simply false. In fact, physicians routinely and effectively treat babies born with opioid withdrawal symptoms, just as they treat babies born with myriad other manageable medical conditions.
Some, but not all, newborns who are prenatally exposed to opioids, such as heroin, morphine, oxycodone, or medication-assisted treatment (“MAT”) medications, may experience temporary and treatable withdrawal symptoms at birth. These symptoms, which may include trembling, fever, loose stools and difficulty sleeping, are collectively referred to as neonatal abstinence syndrome (“NAS”). NAS is a treatable and temporary condition.
Just because you can treat something doesn’t mean you should do it and in the case of making a drug-addicted newborn baby, that goes double. No one addicted to drugs fully recovers so even if you believe this liberal nonsense it’s better to not make babies addicts from day one.
While Salon believe mothers abusing drugs doesn’t harm babies, they did find something that they think does:
In several states, a single positive drug test is not just the basis for labeling a mother as a child abuser, it is also grounds for removing a child from its mother. This separation is harmful to newborn health. Several studies show that babies benefit from being in the same rooms as their mothers, skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding.
Studies also show that drug-addicted mothers are shitty parents. There is absolutely no benefit for a child to grow up in a crack house or meth den. There’s even less health benefits for the child to drink breast milk with narcotics in it.
Medical and public health evidence make clear that punishing pregnant women who use drugs, by labeling them as child abusers and removing their kids, stigmatizes them and discourages them from seeking prenatal health care and drug treatment.
Is it really the the worst thing in the world to stigmatize women who use and abuse drugs while pregnant? Sure, the baby is going to be f*cked up for life, but we defiantly don’t want to make the drug abusing mother feel bad about her selfish actions.
This is Salon’s way of telling pregnant women it’s okay to shoot, snort, and smoke as much dangerous shit as they want into their bodies. A woman’s right to choose doesn’t just mean killing babies, it also involves making emotionally disturbed mutant children too.