Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaG
I wonder why Uf is so concerned that she'll spend 5 years in prison.
Because it sets precedent.
Right. One or two of my links stated the reason why there haven't been any studies like that. The hard data available is that alcohol and any larger quantities than contained in 1 or 2 drinks is not good and that alcohol has a deleterious effect on cells especially developing cells. Everyone and their dog knows it isn't good for livers and since babies' livers cannot process it nearly as fast as grownups, it's even worse for babies than grownups. It doesn't take an Einstein to add that up.
So you've flip flopped again I see.
It's bad, a little doesn't matter for babies, any amount is bad, beer is like Crack. Pick one would you?
I will stick by my original comment about erring in favor of caution rather than letting the woman continue and possibly screwing the kid up. She probably was shook up enough that she'll be more responsible after. The judge probably thinks so, too, and would let that be that. Perhaps she or he might order that she take some sort of parenting skills course but I really think Uf's fears that she'll be jailed for 5 years are unfounded.
That's the max that can be handed down. 5 years, 3 years 2 years 1 year, it all means that she gets her baby taken away for good. What's more, depending on the out come of this case, any mother who is breast feeding can be charged on the whim of a cop or anyone who wants to swear out the information. No blood test is needed. That's a nice tool to put into the divorce war armory.
Beyond all that the boy friend who may be abusive, has a pretty good case for custody now.
Worst of all, the concept of innocent til proven guilty takes one more little knock down.